The GHMC will be finally rolling out the new house numbers and street sign boards for the twin cities on Thursday starting from circles eight and nine – Abids & Himatyatnagar.
Citizens can look forward to simpler house numbers which will just have a specified area code, street number and respective house number. Flats in an apartment will have an additional number, informed Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu on Wednesday.
New house numbers for the old city will be completed in three months while work is at an advanced stage in L.B.Nagar, Uppal, Rajendranagar, Kukatpally, Malkajgiri and Kapra with a consultant appointed.
Another consultant is to be appointed for Serlingampally, Qutbullapur, Patacheru, R.C. Puram, Alwal, Khairatabad and Secunderabad areas.
The Commissioner expects the entire exercise for 647 localities – core city area (old MCH) has been divided into 254 localities and suburbs into 393 to be completed in two years.
The house numbering cell specially created in the Municipal Corporation more than a decade ago has come out with the new system after studying the numbering system of Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai.
Current house numbering system is cumbersome since it is not in a serial order and numbers are allocated in an ad hoc basis.
Under the new one, localities are divided with reference to permanent reference points like ward or municipal boundary, physical boundaries like water bodies, railway lines, etc.
Localities names are prominent with reference to a colony, revenue village and so on.
New numbering starts from one corner of the locality nearer to the city centre. A street nearer to the centre is numbered as street number one and they continue in clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
Depending on the traffic direction and layout pattern, numbers are assigned in increasing order in the locality. Each premises is assigned a number irrespective of plan approval and vacant sites too would be issued numbers. For example: If the old house number is: H.No.5-9-30/A/250/E/1, the new one could be Street. No. 1, 75, Hill Fort, Hyderabad. Hindu