NDMC To Give Unique Identity To Each Home
In a bid to provide seamless services to the citizens residing in its jurisdiction, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is working on the unique addressing system for the properties. The NDMC will allot digital door number to each property to integrate and expedite the provision of municipal services which will also result in the efficient gathering of data.
The number game
It will be an alpha-numeric code which will contain information on the exaction location of the property. It will have coded details of the main road, sub-road, landmark, building and floor of the address. It will be affixed with a radio frequency identification and Quick Response (QR)-based plate. These address numbers will be unique and will be synced with utility services such as water, electricity, and property tax bills. The Digital Door Numbering (DDN) project will create a uniform address database system, using cloud computing technologies and geo-spatial technique.
Currently, the project is in the survey stage and is expected to be introduced in a full-fledged manner in November. The cost for an initial running period of four years is Rs 94 lakh. According to NDMC officials, the portal will be set up, which a property owner can log in to using their unique number and get information on municipal bills and taxes. At present, the north and south Delhi bodies are also running a similar project to list properties on the online database.
Earlier, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had kick-started the project to provide a unique smart addressing solution for urban dwellers. It was in April when the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) successfully completed the satellite imagery of properties and geo-tagging them across the 72-Urban Local Bodies (ULB). The project will be completed in Hyderabad in next five months.
Soon, Bengaluru and Vijayawada will be added to the list as the civic authorities have started with DDN project.