NAVI MUMBAI: The NMMC Commissioner has directed concerned civic officials to expedite the ongoing property survey through Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology and complete the first phase of survey by July this year.
According to NMMC, around 70 percent on-site mobile van LiDAR survey of properties has been completed. The survey is being conducted in two stages such as on-site visit and aerial survey by drone with the use of LiDAR technology.
While the on-site mobile van LiDAR survey is inching closer towards completion, the civic body is yet to obtain police permission for use of drones for aerial survey. All the properties in the NMMC area are being surveyed using LiDAR technology. According to city engineer Sanjay Desai, NMMC has received necessary permissions from the Central and State government to use drones for which local police permission is required as well.
Meanwhile, NMMC commissioner Abhijit Bangar has ordered the property tax department to make available commencement certificates and occupation certificates of buildings in the city for facilitating the survey work. He has directed officials to prepare a plan for property tax collection from 2023 to 2024 based on the LiDAR survey which is likely to boost the collection. As part of the survey, Ground Control Points (GCPs) are being set up at 12 locations across civic jurisdiction for marking the terrestrial survey using LiDAR technology.
This will be used for geo-reference to obtain images in drone surveys. It will help in getting accurate data. During the survey, properties owned by the corporation as well as water pipes, sewerage lines, street lights and various civic amenities in the city will also be updated. All this information will be useful for the overall development planning of the municipal sector.