The Ayodhya Development Authority are looking for agencies that can map the land use, roads, culverts, drains, railway lines, high-tension lines, electric cables and poles, mobile towers, transformers, pipelines, historical monuments, religious and residential buildings, among others. The objective is to cover everything that has surface area, length or breadth of more than a metre.
Vice-chairman of the Ayodhya Development Authority, Vishal Singh, said: “In a few years, Ayodhya will evolve into a global religious and tourist centre. As development works are on and provisions for laying down underground utilities across the city is being made, we need to engage an agency to create a three-dimensional model along with ground penetrating radar survey findings.”
The DGCA-approved drone survey has been planned over 16 sq km area to phase out threats and hazards that can pose risk to people. The survey will cover the entire panch kosi parikrama route and other connected bylanes and streets.
The authority has set up pillars to demarcate the perimeter of the area that has to be covered. Officials of the housing and urban planning department said that digital model of the city will help in removing hazards and improve safety features for visitors on parikrama route.
Moreover, objects and structures situated at the depth of 5 metre under the ground will be also covered to plan utilities. The details covering 300 buildings will include the type of roof, decorative works on building, garages, sheds, verandah, chimneys, windows, solar panels, water tanks, parapet wall, balcony, terrace area, antenna or satellite dishes, and air-conditioners, among others.