The government is going all out to finish the Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of national roads for improved road network design, execution, and monitoring, as well as project completion on schedule.
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is intended to help road building organizations by providing precise information on alignments and any obstructions in highway paths.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has urged all of its field units as well as state governments to finish the GIS mapping process of the national whole highway network by July 31.
They have been instructed to use the mapping data produced by the Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications for field verification.
GIS mapping of nearly 130,000 km of national roads has been completed by the Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. However, this data must now be updated and checked by field units of the ministry's many agencies.
GIS mapping uses satellite photos but goes above and beyond by analyzing satellite data to offer authorities with an accurate picture of the project.
With the assistance of its field units, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the primary highway executing agency, has nearly finished the exercise for the National Highways (NHs) entrusted to them. Work on new highway alignments is likely to begin more quickly after other agencies complete the assignment by next month.
According to a Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) official, GIS mapping of the complete highway network is one of the most significant requirements for planning, executing, and monitoring the network, and the ministry is moving quickly to incorporate all agencies and update and validate mapping work done by Bisag.
According to the official stated above, GIS offers agencies tools for constructing resilient infrastructure for the future as well as assisting strategic repairs and improvements to current networks.
GIS maps provide a very detailed visual depiction of any infrastructure facility, including its location, terrain, facilities and structures, and photographs.
Because these maps can be readily examined and shared via mobile phones, it simplifies the process of road building and highway network finalization.
To reduce duplication, MoRTH has chosen to upload the whole NH network on a single unified platform, regardless of the executing agency, whether it is National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), Border Roads Organization (BRO), or state governments.
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