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DDA, i.e. the Delhi Development Authority is using drones to carry out GIS mapping of the national capital to draft Master Plan 2041, Delhi’s futuristic 20-year perspective plan. The pilot survey in this regard has commenced in zone N which is one out of the five designated zones under which LLP i.e. the land pooling policy will be implemented.

Delhi’s rural areas such as Qutubgarh, Sultanpur Dabas, Kanjhawala and Savda Ghevra that share boundary with the neighbouring state Haryana fall under this zone.

The authority chose zone N for the pilot survey as it showed the largest number of registrations for land pooling.

A DDA official said that the survey will prove beneficial in preparing the master plan. The similar kind of surveys will be conducted in other zones. The reason behind selecting zone N first for the survey is to map the area and to implement the land pooling policy. The official also said that all efforts will be made to the best of ability to collect data via GIS-based maps.

The Delhi Development Authority collaborated with IIT Roorkee and Survey of India to conduct a survey. An official said that the authority capture the current construction development in the locality via aerial as the gathered data will help us prohibit the construction of illegal structures.

Tarun Kapoor, DDA Vice Chairman said that all this will benefit the authority to find exact map of the city as it will let us know the land under agriculture and how much development happened over it.

Out of the total, approximately 40 percent areas of zone N are registered for land pooling and the implementation of the same will commence soon.