Digital address for Bengaluru houses proposed
The address, called standardized digital address number, is among five proposals that the Karnataka government will put forth in the last round of the competition.
With this digital address, emergency services can quickly reach distress locations using GPS technology.
More about digital address project
The proposed digital address will have eight alphanumeric characters and will also be allotted to land parcels where there are no constructions yet.
The project will initially include 2 lakh houses on pilot basis before extending to other areas.
Once the project is completed, a central repository containing all addresses will be made public.
The address database will also serve as a cadastral map.
What is a cadastral map?
A cadastre is a record of areas, values of land and information of landholders that originally was compiled for purposes of taxation. A cadastral map, therefore, is a map that shows boundaries and ownership of land parcels.
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Advantages of implementing the digital address project
The digital address system will help in integrating services encouraging a wide range of necessary facilities, including power and water supply.
The civic authorities, like Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA), will find it easier to provide and monitor the efficiency of their services.
Authorities will also be able to catch hold of tax evaders using the address repository.
What is the smart city mission?
The project cost is estimated at Rs 96,000 crore. It will be split equally between the Centre and the state government.
Four cities in Karnataka have already been approved in the smart city list.