Bhubaneswar: Aiming to expedite the proposed GIS-based master plan for the Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has initiated the survey for about 26 locations here to obtain field-level data.
The Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Master/Development Plan, which is a sub-scheme under the Union government’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), is aimed at town planning using satellite data. Thus, the BSCL under the aegis of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has invited tenders for conducting a total station survey for the proposed locations.
“We have proposed a request for proposal (RFP) for selection of reputed agencies to undertake total station survey of the selected sites, data collection and demarcation of roads and final plots pertaining to land records along with authentication of the same. The total area covered under this is about 107.4 acres. The information collected from the survey will be reflected in GIS platform,” said a BSCL official.
The proposed area for survey of 26 locations is divided into four categories – waterfront promenade, restoring blue ways (water trail), parks and open areas & playgrounds. While BDA City Centre at NICCO Park has been proposed for the waterfront promenade, land near Naveen Niwas has been planned for developing water trail. Meanwhile, eight locations have been fixed for prospect development of parks while 16 places have been zeroed in on for playgrounds.
The proposed survey is being conducted under City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) programme which is aimed at improving sustainable mobility, increase the amount of public open spaces among others.
As the base maps of the city will be prepared with a very high resolution satellite (VHRS) images and the GIS technology, the RFP stated that mapping is to be done in scale 1:500 and 1:1000.
Moreover, the projects under AMRUT scheme for about 500 cities are being funded by the Centre involving an outlay of Rs 515 crore. Out of 500 cities, nine development authorities of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Paradip, Talcher and Kalinga Nagar are selected from the state which would be developed under State Urban Development Agency.