The assessment work being carried out by the district superintendent of land record office for property cards is creating troubles for citizens as thousands of residents are facing delays and discrepancies in their property records.
The assessment is part of the city’s finalised Town Planning (TP) schemes.
Unlike rural areas where land records are readily accessible online, Ahmedabad city dwellers have been left in the dark about the progress of their applications. No details — from the number of properties surveyed to the status of pending city survey numbers — are available online, forcing residents to navigate bureaucratic channels for every update.
“It’s been over a year and a half since our society submitted documents for city survey number and property card under the finalized TP scheme No. 43,” said a Sola resident. “Despite repeated inquiries, we are still in the dark. There is no proper system, no accountability, and no end to our frustration,” he said.
Retired head surveyor Harish Kothari highlighted the rampant discrepancies in measurements, missing records, and inaccurate property details plaguing the process. “Citizens have to endure a gruelling battle to rectify these errors,” he added.
Lack of timely updates and communication further fuels residents’ problems. Notices often arrive late or do not arrive at all, leaving applicants in a limbo. “There’s an urgent need for transparency and efficiency in this entire process,” said Kothari.