Digital address for Bengaluru houses proposed

04 Feb 2017 | By Jayasri Viswanathan
Digital addresses for houses in 'Smart City' Bengaluru

If Bengaluru qualifies for the Smart City competition next month, each house in the city will get its own digital address for easier administration.

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.

In context: Digital addresses for houses in 'Smart City' Bengaluru

04 Feb 2017Digital address for Bengaluru houses proposed

AddressMore 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.

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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.
Advantages of implementing the digital address project

BenefitsAdvantages 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.

UrbanisationWhat is the smart city mission?

PM Narendra Modi had launched the 'Smart City' mission to build by 2022, 100 urban Indian cities whose infrastructure, Wi-Fi connectivity and advanced facilities match the best in the world.

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.