Gujrat: The Punjab Land Record Authority (PLRA) recently procured 20 vans in a bid to launch the Arazi Record Centre (ARC) mobile service across the province, according to news sources.
Each van is estimated to cost PKR 7 million, and the authority is currently installing each vehicle with cameras, computers, satellite, internet and other required services and equipment. Reportedly, the Lahore office of a Karachi-based firm has been engaged to customize the vans, at a cost of PKR 2 million (per van).
A PLRA official remarked that modernizing these vehicles would take time, but it would eventually facilitate citizens to avail various services at their doorsteps. He added that these services would include the issuance of fard (the ownership document) and mutation of property.
This mobile service is part of the PLRA’s plan to set up 115 ARCs at the qanungo level. Additional Director General (ADG) PLRA Malik Sajjad Ahmed stated that each division would get two vehicles for the mobile ARC service. He revealed that five of the 20 vehicles would be equipped to use satellite systems to deliver services in areas where internet connections were not readily available.
Moreover, the ADG revealed that Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was expected to inaugurate the mobile service, once the customization of the vans had been completed.