Dishaank set to be state's most apt property App ever

Dishaank set to be state's most apt property App ever

Get accurate survey nos. boundaries, encroachment status of any site on it

Here is an App which helps citizens find the exact survey number of a property and also show whether the property stands on a lake bed or not.

The App Dishaank, launched by the Revenue Department for the whole of Karnataka, will be crucial and most apt for Bengaluru, where many properties stand on rajakaluves or lake beds. But various civic agencies and builders are yet to validate it.

The App, available on Google Playstore, is based on 1960 survey maps available with the department, which originally show how Karnataka and Bengaluru city looked like. By looking at the map on the App, one can know the ground reality of a a property and see whether there is an encroachment or not, said Munish Modgil, Commissioner of Survey, Settlement and land Records.

The department has prepared this referral App after three years of rigorous ground work. Modgil said this cannot be considered as a legal document as the details of the survey number have not yet been included. The map is indicative and shows the boundary demarcation of each survey number with a 20-30 metre scale difference. The department has uploaded over 70 lakh survey numbers on the App and work on adding more is under way.

Modgil said one can download the App on his mobile phone, switch on the location on the Android phone and know the survey number details. One can also type the survey number to know the details. It also shows whether the location is a road, lake, rajakaluve, government land or gomal land.

"People can refer to the App before purchasing or dealing with any property," he said.

This App is different from the ones launched by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Metropolitian Region Development Authority and other civic agencies as they do not tell the original nature of the site. One can also ascertain whether the survey number mentioned in the khata certificate is accurate or not through the App.

The department is keen to partner with BDA, BMRDA, BBMP and other municipalities and share their data on the App to make it a one-stop destination for all citizens. The next step in Dishaank is adding property owner details to make it more handy.