Chennai, Nov 21 (PTI) GIS mapping of roads, drains and high rise buildings in Chennai using drones was launched here today by Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani. Also Read - MP Minister Climbs Atop 50-Ft High Swing For Better Phone Signal, Video Goes Viral | Watch

“The drones will survey roads, drains and also high rise buildings under the Greater Chennai Corporation, Velumani, who also holds Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme portfolio, he told reporters. Also Read - Road Safety: India Accounts For 10% of Global Crash Victims, Govt Taking Significant Steps, Says World Bank

The World Bank funded Rs 6.4 crore project is expected to be completed in 120 days, he said after inaugurating the campaign, titled Preparation of base map using Geo-spatial Technique.’ Also Read - Global Economy Emerging from One of its Deepest Recessions, to Expand 4% in 2021: World Bank

The drones would cover the 426 square kilometres of the city during the campaign, he said.

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