Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation Thursday said that it has started the process of gathering biometric data of city residents.
In a statement, an SMC spokesperson said that in the first phase the biometrics of the Heads of the family will be captured at six permanent Aadhaar cen-ters have been established in four zones of the city i.e. east, north, west and south zone.
The spokesperson said that the permanent centres for ward 1 to 9 falling in east zone has been set up at ward office SK park where the machines has been put to operation for capturing biometrics and at Municipal building Tibetan quarters Eidgah.
Also the permanent centre has been established at facilitation centre Elahibagh for the residents falling between ward 10 to 17, where fifty persons has been registered in the first instance, the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson further said that similarly the community hall Chotta Bazaar has been set up for biometrics in west zone covering wards 18 to 26.
The permanent centres for wards 27 to 34 has been set up at community hall, Rawalpora , Barzullah and Municipal Shopping Chinar Complex at Batamaloo..
“At least 500 households from various areas of these wards were registered for biometric process and 60 people at Batamaloo Chinar Complex.”
The capturing of biometrics for the whole family as per NPR data collected in the year 2010, shall take place simultaneously at ward level for which they shall be informed separately, the spokesperson said.