MCGM considers GIS as a solution that brings in greater efficiency by promoting information sharing across multiple departments, speedy decision making, and transparency in the functioning of corporations," says Shantaram Shinde, joint municipal commissioner, MCGM.
ESRI India will work closely with MCGM to establish and support its very critical endeavor," says Mukund Rao, president and chief operating officer, ESRI India.
In the past, MCGM has used GIS as a desktop solution but not as an enterprise solution to support governance.
Early in 2009, after a rigorous selection process, MCGM awarded Itron a pilot phase for approximately 3,000 residential and C&I meters all of which were equipped with Radio Frequency (RF) modules.
The AMR system will enable MCGM to accurately bill customers for consumption as well as improve the management of the precious water resources in the Mumbai area.
Itron is proud to take an active part in the modernization of the water distribution network in India and to contribute to the water conservation efforts of MCGM.
The MCGM Executive Engineer P C Jaswani has replied to my query that a 1,960-metre length service road has been completed and that 10,467-metre of work remains.
Though both the MMRDA and the MCGM claim that they desilted over one million cubic metre, removing the filth and debris, the Mithi River has yet to become pollution free," says Galgali.
Despite the protest, the MCGM
said it would not withdraw the cut in the water supply forced by a poor monsoon that affected availability of water in lakes and reservoirs.
This partnership will enable MCGM to leverage Sify's ePort cyber cafe chain in Mumbai to provide online services to Mumbai's citizens including:
The city's ePort's will function as civic service centres for the MCGM, so citizens need not have a Sify account for availing of these services.
This is a reiteration of the trust reposed in us by the public and public institutions such as MCGM in being associated with us.