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High-tech solution for land deeds

Finance minister Amit Mitra on Thursday inaugurated a “model” registration office at Alipore that aims to provide prompt and improved service through the use of technology.

The refurbished office, for those who buy land and houses in and around Regent Park and Bansdroni, is equipped with an advance queue management system, comprising a token dispenser unit, a master token display, counter display units and a supervision control computer.

The system is expected to manage queues efficiently to provide relief to over 500 people who visit the office daily, said Mitra. This would enable people to get a deed registered in a day, eliminating long queues, the minister added.

“As part of our government’s emphasis on e-governance, we will gradually introduce the new system in all 240 registration offices in the state,” said Mitra.

The government hopes to achieve a 25 per cent growth in the revenue of Rs 80 crore generated from the Alipore office, said a source.

Rape cry

A deaf and mute woman has alleged that she had been raped in a north Calcutta house where she worked as a domestic help. A complaint was lodged with Girish Park police station on Thursday.