Planning planned cities

Sep 2006 | Comments Off on Planning planned cities


Delhi itself gives the glimpse of the status of cities of India.

The stress of increasing population, lack of basic amenities, the encroachment, the congestion, the mess…

Given the situation, worth attention is the ambitious National Urban Information System of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.

It is claimed that this will help in town planning.

Started this year, the scheme envisages to develop GIS databases for 137 towns in 1:10,000 and 1:2,000 scales.

Deliverables also include utility mapping in 1:1000 scale for 24 towns, GPS data, etc.

The urban spatial data generation will be undertaken by the Survey of India.

Hope that one of the deliverables will be the transformation of Indian cities a better place to live in.

Sounds fascinating.

We wait and watch.


Bal Krishna, Editor




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