The Pune Municipal Corporation will obtain satellite maps of the city twice a year to monitor use of urban land and also to control unauthorised constructions.
Municipal Commissioner Nitin Kareer has sent a proposal to the standing committee, asking for a provision of Rs 12 lakh for the purpose. Satellite pictures of the city will be taken every six months with help from the Nagpur-based National Remote Sensing Agency. A satellite called ‘Quick Bird’ has been selected for the work.
The State government has selected eight municipal corporations so that it can get updated information on use of urban land in the state. These maps will be analysed and sent to ward offices concerned. According to the government directive, the municipal corporation is to appoint a specific officer to take action against illegal construction in the jurisdiction of the ward offices.