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Indian state gov maps cities on GIS

Chandigarh, India: The Punjab State Government in India is all set to put six big cities on GIS to facilitate future planning, expansion and maintenance of civic infrastructure, according to Local Bodies and Industries Minister Tikshan Sud. He said that GIS would be started in the cities including Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda and Pathankot by October 31, 2011, which would be further implemented in remaining districts of the state.
Sud added that under this prestigious project of National Urban Information System, a total 137 cities has been chosen from across the country for initiating GIS and out of total 6 cities of Punjab has been adopted. Elaborating the GIS, the Minister said that with the implementation of GIS by October this year, complete information of these cities would be complied on GIS. All records of Municipal Corporations would also be available online which will make easier submissions of electricity, water supply, sewerage bills, etc.
The Minister said that these databases will be beneficial and helpful during preparation of ‘Master Plans’ of these cities in future. He informed that INR 48 lakh would be spent in each city. 
Source: PunjabNewsline