Berhampur, September 20 (LocalWire): Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has decided to revive the Digital Door Numbering (DDN) system.
The process that was started about two years ago was shelved for the last one-and-half years.
“The system was not discontinued, but delayed due to late integration of the houses and localities with Google, and some technical problems with the Hyderabad-based implementing partner,” BeMC commissioner Chakravarti Singh Rathore said.
He further stated that the project will be resumed soon.
The integration with Google map of all houses as well as localities will make it easy to search, Rathore said, adding that over one lakh doors and 3,800 localities have already been numbered.
BeMC had launched the Digital Door Numbering (DDN) system, one of its kinds in the state to provide a digital number to each house in the limits of the civic body.
The nine number digital door numbering system aims to use in provisions of all basic services and fees like water tax, electricity bill, and subsidy programmes etc.
The project will generate digital door numbering through satellite imaginary information from ORSAC and field survey across the BeMC area done by technology support by a Hyderabad company.
While the first three numbers identify the locality, middle three as street and last three numbers identify the door number.
The system also aimed to provide accurate addresses with GPS coordinates which can help emergency services improve their response times as the amount of time spent searching for the emergency site sees a sharp drop.
The project initiated by the former BeMC commissioner Nikhil Pawan Kalyan was also awarded as an innovative project at the national level in 2017.