The tool uses a responsive theme and has been optimized for a smoother user experience even on mobile platforms. (Representational Image)
Bengaluru: Following the government’s move to bulldoze properties that have encroached upon the drains, a city based start-up has launched ZippServ Protect, an online tool that will help potential property buyers save a lot of time and money by assessing encroachment and other information required before purchasing a property.
ZippServ, India's first real estate risk assessment firm, has launched a free Google Map-based risk assessment tool Zippserv Protect, to help Bengalureans assess encroachment and other information required when evaluating properties. The tool can be found here: bit.ly/2f34Qbq
It has easy-to-use features to mark rajakaluves and lake encroachments based on BBMP's revenue map. The tool uses a responsive theme and has been optimized for a smoother user experience even on mobile platforms. Users can search for and download relevant information from about 50 GB data in a matter of seconds.
It was six months of intensive groundwork by ZippServ team, including visits to civic bodies supported by research to put together the information spanning over 800 sq km within the city. The tool can easily highlight primary and secondary drains and help users to measure the width of a rajakaluve and extent of encroachment.
ZippServ Co-founder & CEO Sudeep Anandapuram said, "We had developed this originally as an in-house tool as part of our overall risk assessment for our existing customers. But we soon realized that the true potential could be realised only by making it available to all and in helping the larger public identify encroached properties. We are currently in the process of adding more unrecognised layouts, land acquisitions in peripheral ring roads, litigations and other city-planning parameters."