Friday, November 6, 2020

REPL Selected for Formulation of GIS-Based Master Plans for AMRUT Cities in Karnataka

Karnataka’s Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has selected Delhi-based leading infrastructure consultant, Rudrabhishek Enterprises Limited (REPL), for the formulation of GIS-based Master Plans for three LPAs in phase 2, package 5 of AMRUT cities in Karnataka. Under this project, REPL will have to formulate the GIS-based master plans for Vijayapura (525 sq km), Bagalkot (129.47 sq km) and Badami (15.91 sq km).

The agreement was signed between the Department of Town and Country Planning and Nodal Agency AMRUT, Government of Karnataka, and REPL.

The formulation of the master plan would include zoning of land use for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, educational and other purposes together with Zoning Regulations. It will also include a complete street pattern, indicating major and minor roads, national highways, and state highways, and traffic circulation pattern, for meeting immediate and future requirements with proposals for improvements.  

This would enable authorities to monitor the land-use changes in real-time in a Geospatial enabled environmentand keep a check on violations. With this spatial tool, the thematic maps including existing land use will also be created hence a sector-wise database would be put-together. All these would further coincide with the master plan formulation. Furthermore, the authorities will be able to  identify and rectify problems faced by them in development, maintenance and governance of the cities which are consequences of planning in the past such as Water logging and flooding, Sanitation – UGD,  hotspots for Road accidents, frequent traffic jams, and slow moving traffic.

Mr. Pradeep Misra, CMD of REPL said, “The technology is playing a defining role in the infrastructure development of the country. We have been working on various projects across India using advance and innovative Geospatial technology for quite a long time. Our expertise has enabled us in executing these projects with greater efficiency and now that experience will help us in Karnataka too."

Dr. Harish Sharma, Executive Director,REPL said, " For the given project we will also collect and collate critical sectoral plans prepared and/or under preparation by relevant government agencies for the project area and extract the various plans and proposals and identify any mismatches with the current master plan. For smooth execution of the project, we will evaluate the existing master plan and prepare base map and existing land use map with the help of GIS technology using high resolution satellite data. We will also undertake surveys and studies of existing-conditions, major problems and development issues of the cluster towns.

Besides that REPL will also evaluate the problems faced by various departments and organizations in development, maintenance and governance. The range of problems to be evaluated will include waterlogging and flooding during rainy season, problems faced by the local bodies but not limited to revenue section on properties, engineering section on roads, stormwater drains, culverts, bridges, etc. and sanitation, problems faced by traffic Police in respect of vehicular traffic on different roads in the LPA, including long and frequent jams at different road intersections, spots where accidents happen frequently, effect of haphazard developments that might have taken place within the LPA and its effect on the network of hierarchy of roads etc. We will analyze each of the problems, identify the genesis of the problem, and shall bring out the measures that can be addressed in the master plan at the macro or micro level. He further added.

About REPL

Rudrabhishek Enterprises Limited (REPL), with a legacy of more than 28 years, has become an established brand in the domain of Urban Development & Infrastructure Consultancy. REPL is listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE), under NSE, emerge platform and an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization for quality management in services.

The Group has successfully planned and delivered complex assignments of diverse nature such as Residential, Commercial, Group Housing & Integrated Township projects; Hospitals, Hotels & Recreational facilities; Water Supply, Sewerage & Sanitation Systems; Regional Plans and Master Plans. REPL is extensively associated with GOI’s flagship programs such as Smart Cities, PMAY, AMRUT, NULM & JalJeevan Mission at multiple locations under various capacities. The company’s strength lies in integrating a range of services and providing end-to-end solutions to the clients. Providing customized, technologically advanced, innovative, and yet cost-effective solutions are company’s trademark approach.

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