With Indian Government focussing more on digital literacy, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have moved one step ahead in this regard and will soon launch its digital door-numbering system called DiGi7. This service will help people searching any address in Bengaluru easily with just a click as it will provide a unique seven-digit identification number to all 19 lakh properties across the city.
The whole framework will be based on GIS Enabled Property Tax Information System (GEPTIS), which will cost BBMP Rs 83,000 only. This technology will generate a database created by mapping all properties within BBMP limits, and their location including the road and ward.
BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said, “DiGi7 can be used across platforms like Google Maps, cab aggregator apps and food delivery service providers to enable easy identification of the address,”
He further informed that they had all the database so the need was just to develop a software based on it. The IT team worked on it for around 8 months. Citizens must enter their user name, password and PID to get their DiGi7. If they can’t generate the unique code, it means their PID is not registered online. This will help us identify properties excluded by mistake.
How it will work?
Firstly, all the property owners must have to register on BBMP portal using their Property Identification Number (PID) and generate their own unique digital door ID which can be used across various platforms. The alphanumeric number can also be synced to mobile application, enabling residents to view details like history of tax payments, area of site, built-up area and number of floors, among other things.
The unique ID, once created will be permanent, regardless of change of property size, change in owner, ward boundary or any other numbering changes. If a property owner has to make any changes or correction, then he can raise the issue with the concerned assistant revenue officer.