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IIT-Roorkee scientists to develop GIS-based portal to facilitate DDA’s 2041 ‘master plan’
The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) is preparing a ‘web-available GIS large scale map’ for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The map will help the DDA envisage their 2041 master plan for the national capital.
According to an MoU inked between IIT-R and DDA, the institute’s civil engineering professor Kamal Jain will be the ‘master consultant’ in developing the GIS mapping. The DDA has sanctioned a budget of Rs 7.5 crore for IIT-R to complete the project.
Earlier this month, the DDA gave its preliminary approval to the master plan draft for Delhi in 2041. The draft was made available on the DDA’s website and objections and suggestions were invited from the public. “We have been doing field and aerial survey work in Delhi for the last six months,” added Jain.