To digitise policing, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will collate crime data of the metropolitan areas on the Geographic Information System (GIS)-based OneMapGurugram. The data, once analysed, will be synced with the map of Gurgaon to reveal crime patterns.
OneMapGurugram has been developed on the lines of Singapore’s New OneMap, but has been adapted to local conditions.
This is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Delhi-NCR, and a team of scientists from Haryana Space Applications Centre (Harsac) in Hisar, along with officials of GMDA and Gurgaon police, will work on syncing the data onto the map.
“The information will be analysed from time to time to take necessary preventive steps in policing. Officials of police and the authority will work together in this direction,” GMDA chief executive officer V Umashankar confirmed.
“Yes, we will be sharing data with the GIS labs for better analysis and evolving responses to criminal patterns,” said Sandeep Khirwar, commissioner of police.
So far, there’s no GIS-based system to track crime and criminal activities in Delhi-NCR, though there have been several studies on crime patters.
“There are about 14 categories of crimes, details of which will be uploaded on the OneMapGurugram. It will help in geographical analysis of crime,” explained Sultan Singh, head GIS, GMDA, and a senior scientist at Harsac.
The GMDA would be monitoring all the CCTVs installed in the metropolitan area. The MCG is in the process of installing about 70 CCTV cameras.
There are plans to instal about 5,000 cameras
“We will instal about 5000 cameras process for which has been initiated. A survey will be over within four months after which the gadgets will be installed”, said Umashankar. GMDA command and control centre would handle all the CCTV cameras.
The GIS-based OneMapGurugram will also have data on services like water, roads, street lights, sewers, city bus service, parks.
GIS head at GMDA explained, “There are two ways use of the portal. Any resident can lodge a complaint through this portal, and till the time complaint is redressed user can track status of the complaint. Once the complaint is raised, the portal automatically will send to concerned department for redressal and this is biggest use of the GIS portal."
The portal would help in better coordination in departments such as HUDA, MCG, police and PWD to ensure early redressal.
The departments that have been integrated with the OneMapGurugram include MCG, HUDA, Town and Country Planning Department, PWD, Revenue and Disaster Management, Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana State Industrial Development Authority, HARSAC and others.
Lauding the effort, Baljit Singh Rathee, a resident of DLF City, said, “Gurgaon does not have any digital portal like this. We are waiting for the portal to become available for public. It's a great step!”