It’s going to be true in India to gather all information about hoardings of your city would be in your mobile. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) took GIS mapping of all hoardings in the city and claimed that 75% of such boards in the city have already been mapped.
The BBMP came under criticism for failing to verify illegal hoardings in the city afterwards they decided to take up GIS mapping of all billboards under its jurisdiction. There may be 2,500-3,000 hoardings and display boards left for mapping out of Approx 10,300 odd hoardings and shop-front display boards.
The BBMP says it will publish the details of all display boards on its website for everyone to see, up to now these details are only accessible BBMP officials. Now anyone can extract information about any hoarding in the city.
As per the BBMP official, illegal hoardings had spread out in the city that caused losses to BBMP in the last eight years. The estimated loss was nearly Rs 2,000 which was exaggerated by concerned official.
BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad said “We are also in the process of removing the structures where illegal hoardings” he added that BBMP will put up details, would be available online soon.
Anyone can obtain the details of hoardings of specific area along with photographs of the hoarding i.e. the name of the agency and its proprietor, size of hoarding, availability, advertisement tax status, date of permit issued, next date of renewal, details of litigation etc. by clicking on a GIS-mapped icon.
The BBMP has also allotted separate Property Identification (PID) number identifying each property with a the portal also has icons to show the hoardings.