Intelligent 3D Mapping for Solving Srinagar Drainage Problems

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DC Srinagar chairs meeting with the representatives of a Bangalore-based engineering firm inteliBIM.

SRINAGAR – To understand and bridge shortfalls aimed at finding smart and meaningful drainage solutions, the government is undertaking 3D mapping of the existing drainage network in the capital district of Srinagar.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who is also the Chief Executive Officer, Srinagar Smart City Limited conduct a meeting in this context with the representatives of a Bangalore-based engineering firm inteliBIM , a specialist in Building Information Modeling or BIM and 3D Modeling services here today.

Extensive discussions regarding the nature of the problem and the kind of solutions required to address the drainage deficit and related issues in Srinagar were held during the meeting in which Srinagar Smart City Limited officials were also present.

The meeting was informed that the government is looking to avail of advanced technologies like BIM and GIS (or Geographic Information Service) in order to find smart and permanent solutions to problems surrounding drainage in Srinagar.

It was said that mapping of drainage network through intelligent 3D modeling based on Ground Penetrating Radar or GPR technologies will enable exact identification of areas of accumulation and inform about inflow and outflow capacities.

The bigger aim of the project is to offer measures that will lead to an effective drainage apparatus based on smart solutions in the capital district of Srinagar.

The meeting was informed that a workshop is being held soon in which all concerned departments will sit together to hold discussions about issues surrounding drainage. It was said the aim is to understand and address all problems facing drainage in the district.

The DC while speaking on the occasion said the idea behind opting for advanced technologies like BIM services is to help visualise schematic structures before construction and enable better project planning.

Chief Planning Officer Srinagar M Yaseen Lone was also present in the meeting.

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