11 April, 2011: The surrounding municipalities of core Hyderabad city will soon get new house numbers from GHMC. This house numbering works will be taken up in two phases. In the first phase there are six municipalities which include Kapra, L.B. Nagar, Rajendranagar, Kukatpally and Malkajgiri. In the second phase five circles of Serlingampally (north and south), Patancheru, Ramachandrapuram, Qutubullapur and Alwal will be covered. The National Remote Sensing Commission (NRSC) is supposed to conduct physical surveys of these areas by engaging private surveyors.
Going by the international norms, the number plates will be made of metal, square in shape with numbers in blue in white background. The government structures will have circular plates and the heritage structures will have brass plate. The numbers will be given in sequential orders, even to open spaces and huts in slums.
Within the city, in the circles 8&9, numbers have been allotted but fixing of number plates and street sign boards is pending. The works of circles 4 & 5 are in the final stages of completion, and will take six to eight months to complete. The works of 7, 10 & 18 will be taken up with the surrounding circles, which altogether will be completed in 2 years.
Unlike the older method of numbering, where the municipal corporation was divided in to 35 wards and 236 blocks, consisting of ward-block-house number, the new method is assigning house numbers to localities and main roads separately. This numbering system is inspired by the numbering system in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai.
Source: Times of India