Guwahati: In a meeting held in Guwahati, the Assam government revealed its plan to map the state's land territory with the help of laser technology.
On August 7, an interactive session was held in Guwahati where the Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal proposed the use of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to map the state's topography.
He said, "Through this, we can do planning, irrigation, flood control, forest and revenue planning. All these jobs can be accomplished with technology instead on relying on manual surveys."
LIDAR is capable of peering through forest cover and render accurate, three-dimensional maps and is used all over the world for it's topography mapping abilities by both private and government agencies.
The use of the laser technology will make Assam one of the first states to take such an initiative.
In earlier news, Ashok Singhal had shared that discussions are on for the enhancement of the beauty of the flyovers of Guwahati. Singal said that the parapets and pillars of the flyovers will be painted with colourful graffiti. The existing, as well as new flyovers, will be under this initiative "for enhancing the visual appeal" of the city, the Assam Minister informed.
The idea of taking such an initiative is to discourage the general public from damaging the structures of the city. "We have two-three proposals already in hand for this initiative. We will start work on it very soon," announced Singhal.
"As there are about eight to ten flyovers in the city at the moment, including some under construction ones, a theme can be chosen for each one," he added