3-D GIS installed in Walled City to check illegal construction

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New Delhi, Dec 17 (UNI) To check illegal constructions and rein in property tax defaulters in the Walled City, the Union Ministry of Science and Technology has put into action a three-dimensional Geographical Information System (GIS), putting up cameras at critical points to continuously monitor every single building, road and lane.

Addressing mediapersons here today, MCD Deputy Commissioner (City Zone) Vijay Singh said, ''We have installed five cameras, each with a range of five km to keep an eye on even small 2-foot lanes of the Walled City. We will be putting up five more cameras later. And our next step is door-to-door field survey to be finished by 20 of our teams within three months to record all details pertaining to properties and buildings, their ownership, businesses being carried out from there and their condition besides the status of water, sewage and roads.'' The GIS had been introduced in the Walled City as a pilot project to be later followed all over Delhi, Mr Singh emphasised that the cameras, two of which were installed at the Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk, would point out any changes in the bulidings or properties in the respective areas.

After mapping all buildings, roads and lanes, a satellite database would be created, having 3-D model of the nearly 12,000 buildings, which would be analysed for making a redevelopment plan for the area.

Mr Singh, however, did not disclose any details of the redevelopment plan.

The GIS would authenticate property ownership records and the data collected would be put up on website also but for limited external use only, Mr Singh added.

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