To check illegal hoardings, KMC to introduce GPS mapping
Kolkata: In a bid to check illegal banners and hoardings of advertisements in the city, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will introduce GPS mapping.
Mayor-in-Council (Parks and Gardens) Debasish Kumar announced this during the Budget discussion at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Wednesday.
"We have a GPS mapping system to keep check on filling up of waterbodies.
"A similar system will be introduced in case of
advertisements too," Kumar said.
He added that the KMC will prepare a map of the geographical area and anybody who
will put up advertisement hoardings beyond that area can be identified through this GPS mapping.
"This will stop illegal
hoardings in the city," Kumar added.
The KMC has mopped up a total of Rs 33.76 crore from advertisements in the city.
Speaking on the drive against illegal car parking, Kumar said the civic body is aiming to earn Rs 800.78 crore in the year 2018-19.
"Our night drive that was started from June last year has yielded good results in terms of revenue collection from illegal parking," he added.
It may be mentioned that the KMC has already come up with an app in association
with Kolkata Police at a number of places in the city where a person can know in advance the nearest parking space available.
"He is also able to know the amount of parking fees
he would have to pay as long as he puts the time period for which he needs to park his vehicle.
"This is working well in easing the parking problem as well as ensuring transparency in the parking process," an official
of the KMC's parking department said.