Pune: PMC Completes GIS Mapping Of 3100 Out Of 3600 Properties, ‘Digital Footprint’ To Help Prevent Encroachment

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Pune, 26th November 2021: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has resorted to modern technology to prevent encroachment on its properties and to make comprehensive information easily available. Accordingly, the Estate and Management Department has so far completed GIS Polygon mapping of 3100 out of 3600 properties.

The city has 3,600 properties owned by the civic body or acquired for various purposes. These include schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks, cultural buildings, fire stations, vegetable markets, ward office buildings, water supply centres, cemeteries, cemeteries, drainage projects, amenity spaces, chawls, community temples, study halls etc.

There are constant complaints of encroachment on municipal properties, especially open spaces. At the same time, the ‘digital record’ of these properties was not available with the municipal corporation. Therefore, in the last two to three years, the PMC’s Estate and Management Department under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Rajendra Muthe has taken special measures to prevent encroachment. The property department also undertook the task of ‘GIS polygon mapping’ of all the properties owned by the corporation to prevent encroachments. This includes information related to latitude, longitude, type of reservation, satellite imagery of current usage, total size etc.

Mapping is done on a scale of 1: 500. Mapping of the remaining properties is currently underway. Community temples, low-lying buildings have not been mapped yet. The mapping of these properties is expected to be completed in the coming months.