India: The Delhi government has decided to use satellite images to check illegal construction in Sainik Farms, which is an upmarket unauthorised colony. Geospatial Delhi, a company owned by the National Capital Territory, has been tasked by the Urban Development department to provide satellite images of Sainik Farms from the year 2007.
Since the images show detailed layout of each colony. By comparing it on a yearly basis, the government would be able to monitor illegal constructions that have happened over the period. However, sources quoted by English daily, Indian Express, claimed that the images may not be used to demolish the unauthorised construction. “As the whole area is yet to be regularised, the department might be looking to prepare the ground for marking the area that can be regularised. The Delhi government had written to the Union Ministry of Urban Development to consider the regularisation of Sainik Farms and other affluent colonies such as Mahendru Enclave and Anant Ram Dairy. But the request was declined,” the official was quoted in the report.
Source: Indian Express