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Geospatial bill implementation hits roadblock

New Delhi, India

Weeks after the Delhi Assembly cleared the Geospatial Data Infrastructure Bill-2011, work on its implementation has come across a roadblock. The IT department, which has to install 63 IP-based cameras, is yet to find vantage points where they can be installed without being targeted by miscreants.

The Delhi government has formed a inter-department committee, along with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Police, for carrying out the work. The Bill envisages the creation of a central GIS office so the system can be shared by 30 departments and local bodies, besides a portal meant for sharing the data. The cameras, an essential part of the plan, are meant to provide real-time data, which can be utilised for any purpose — from managing disasters to checking unauthorised construction activities.

Source: Indian Express