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Huda to draw satellite map to curb land encroachment

In order to check encroachment on its land, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will monitor its properties through satellite mapping.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2011 01:17 IST
HT Correspondent

In order to check encroachment on its land, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will monitor its properties through satellite mapping.

According to Huda officials, the department has hired the company mapmyindia.com to provide satellite images of its land.

The move came after the forest department in 2009 hired an American firm to provide satellite images of the Aravali hills in Gurgaon and Faridabad following reports of unauthorized constructions in the form of farmhouses, shops, go-downs and schools in the area.

Huda has been fighting against encroachment on its land for years, which also caused suspension of several of its infrastructural projects such as master sewerage and storm water drainage lines in the city.

"Thanks to the illegal occupants that Gurgaon still doesn't have a master drainage or sewer system till now. With this initiative, Huda is set to embark on its way to curb the menace of encroachment," a senior Huda official said.

Officials said the satellite images would help in identifying encroachments inch by inch and can also be useful in fighting cases in the court of law.