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Municipal Corporation in India to invest Rs 100 crore on e-Governance next fiscal

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The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in India has stepped up efforts to go in for large scale e-Governance with a total investment of Rs 100 crore during next fiscal.

Under the plan, Geographical Information System, Global Positioning System, Voice Over Internet Protocol, web-enabled e-Mail system, ERP solutions, Biometric Access Control System (BACS) will soon be a part of e-Governance. BMC will also set up a central data centre at Worli in south-central Mumbai. The civic body has outsourced this job to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which will install the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for networking the integrated computers at all BMC offices. The BMC is working in close co-ordination with central government authorities, like NIC and Survey of India, for creating a database with the help of a digitising map of Mumbai. GIS will aid in planning and development of the island city. This apart, BMC will implement the GPS-based vehicle tracking system for all BMC utility vehicles, like fire brigade engines and solid waste management vehicles.

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