In a major project being carried out by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the civic body will digitalize each house with the unique numbering system. The project has already started with monetary help from the World Bank.
According to GHMC official, “A pilot project is being carried out in Moosapet, Hyderabad to identify every house within GHMC limits with a unique number. The house-numbering system will have a direct impact on the city’s growth, as more property tax is likely to be collected once the uniform system is in place.”
In several areas, the civic body failed to collect the targeted property tax because of lack of proper house numbers.
Giving more information on this ambitious project, K Srinivas Rao, GHMC director of house numbering cell, said, “To execute it in all the 26-lakh households in GHMC limits, the civic body has approached World Bank for a loan. The cost of the project is Rs 70 crore and the World Bank has asked us to submit an expression of interest before May 30. Initially, we thought we will execute the project in a Public-Private partnership (PPP) mode.”
He further said that the civic body is already geo-tagging the houses and integrating it with GHMC database. Once the process will complete, the houses will get a 14-digit number.
Moreover, Resident Welfare Associations welcomed civic’s body this move and said that locating an address will now become easier once the project is rolled out.