New Delhi: Bengaluru’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has decided to remap the landscape of the tech hub after the latest satellite images by Indian space agency ISRO revealed fault lines in its outdated property records, stated an official.
“We are soon going to re-map the city with the help of the latest satellite images from the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation, which used geospatial technology in mapping accurately all the properties that have come up exponentially over the last decade,” a senior official told news agency IANS.
The city map was drawn by the civic body a decade ago. However, chinks can be seen in property records such as open or lung spaces and commercial or residential buildings that have mushroomed in all the 198 wards of Bengaluru. “As the old maps were drawn on the images available then (2009-10), the property records do not reflect the ground realities, which have changed dramatically due to rapid urbanisation, infrastructure development, housing and civic amenities,” explained the official to news agency IANS.
Therefore, civic body BBMP will use the high-resolution satellite pictures of ISRO to create digital maps that clearly shows all the properties spanning across the residential, commercial and industrial areas of Bengaluru, stated a report. The re-mapping activity will likely boost the property tax collection and an increased revenue from its assets. Meanwhile, the civic body has already entered into an agreement with the city-based ISRO to use its Cartosat-2 remote sensing satellite images for the purpose of re-mapping the city.