Cadastral Mapping project to help prevent illegal constructions, record tempering
ISLAMABAD: Survey of Pakistan has completed Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) digitalization by using Geographic Information System (GIS) under the `Cadastral Mapping project’ which would help prevent record tempering, illegal constructions and encroachments.
According to an official source, the project of Cadastral Mapping was conceived to modernize the old Patwar system into modernized digital online system, inspired by vision of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan while the task was assigned to Survey of Pakistan.
The main objective of the project was to convert existing cadaster system into modernize and digital format. The Phase-I of the project comprises digitization of revenue record of three major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and state land data of the country at a total cost PKR 1994 (M).
The project will enable the government to retrieve encroached land and prove as a revolutionary step towards Inland Revenue generation for government of Pakistan.
The official source informed that the Survey of Pakistan digitized total area 943 sq km which include 400 sq km Capital Development Authority (CDA) and 543 sq km ICT rural areas. A total of 70 sectors and 63 societies in CDA and 112 mouza in ICT are digitized.
It was analyzed that 1512 kanal area is encroached and 5350 kanal area is varying from CDA layout plans. – APP