KARACHI - Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that 50 percent of house to house survey has been completed for the purpose of digital mapping of under-ground utility services and the work is being carried out on the pattern done in worlds major cities. The system would be annexed with Karachis Master Plan, he said in a briefing on digital road mapping, alongwith Provincial Minister for Environment Khalid Umer. Provincial Secretary Environment Mir Hussain Ali, EDO Master Plan Ateeq Baig and other officials were also present on the occasion. Mustafa Kamal pointed out that digital mapping would provide complete information about under ground utility services besides information about provision of water and sewerage connections from trunk mains for which house to house survey is being carried out. In the survey, he informed, the status of each plot and house and area is also being ascertained which would help provide correct information about commercial, residential and industrial units as well as empty plots and the same would be incorporated in the Master Plan. Besides, he said, information is also being collected about encroachments to found out how many encroachments were established where during 2001-2009. In this regard a web site is also being developed so that the information about utility services is made accessible to common citizens as well. The Nazim said that for the first time a record of major roads, bridges, flyovers, underpasses and storm water drains is being compiled while roads at street level, with their length and width is being fully computerised. According to him a complete record of water board lines with their length and width is also being compiled. He said that after compilation of this digital record, any civic organisation in the city would be able to have this information prior to start of any development work. He said that record of the life of these lines and roads will also be prepared as to when these roads were constructed and when the lines were laid.