Delhi to track land encroachment with real-time mapping

Delhi to track land encroachment with real-time mapping

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Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will soon track encroachment of its land online with real-time mapping through satellite. "Work has begun on a digital real-time mapping through satellites. While we will be able to locate existing encroachments, this will help us prevent new encroachments. Out of about 79,000 acres of land under its jurisdiction, about 1,500 acres has been encroached upon, and the new technology will help it in protecting land," said Balwinder Kumar, vice-chairman of DDA.

“Three thousand files would be scanned on a daily basis. This will also help us consolidate our records and assist in applicant's document reconciliation too. We will be holding a five-day camp starting February 17 to expedite complete documentation and clear pendency in a speedy fashion. Like visa and passport applications, we will update our records at the site itself,” added Kumar.

Source: Economic Times