HYDERABAD:The residents of Secunderabad Cantonment area will have new addresses from June. The survey taken by Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) to devise new house numbers in its limits has been completed.
“The last time house numbers were allotted to residents was about 50 years ago. Many new buildings and streets have come up in the meantime. To bring clarity and to bring all dwellings into SCB’s records, the survey to allot new house numbers was taken up,” A Parashuram, coordinating officer of SCB, said.
SCB has given the responsibility of new house numbers survey to a private consultancy, and the survey was completed using fast track technology in three months.
‘’We will get the final list of all house numbers this month and will start allotting them to public from next month onwards,’’ stated Parashuram. In the survey including all the colonies, gated communities and slums in SCB limits, about 65,000 houses were identified. To be clear and concise officials are mulling to devise a simple address format, which includes house number, street name or new number, in the newly allotted house number. Even boards denoting the street numbers, names and house numbers will be set up at all locations.
Earlier colony associations or developers used to decide house numbers according to their convenience and there was no official system. As a result there used to be no consistency and clarity.
But with the new system all those problems will be put to rest. Even boards denoting street numbers, names and house numbers will be set up in all locations, explained SCB vice-president B Keshava Reddy.
SCB will be benefit most from this move. As the new house numbers survey has brought about 20,000 new households under its tracker and hence more tax revenue for SCB.
House Number Survey
■ Fast track survey done to identify and allot new house numbers
■ Total 65,000 houses in SCB
■ About 20,000 new houses identified in the survey