BENGALURU: After doing away with the manual lottery system for allotment of numbers for its flats in September, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Wednesday adopted the computerised system for the allotment of the first batch of 5,000 sites in Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout.
The site numbers of 5,000 allottees in the layout were allotted by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah within 10 minutes by a few clicks on the computer mouse at his home office ‘Krishna’ along with Bengaluru Development Minister K J George.
“It is after 12 years that we are allotting site numbers. We have now switched to the Computerised Randomisation technique. This is more transparent than the lottery system done earlier which was manual,” BDA Commissioner Raj Kumar Khatri told reporters.
Applicant names for sites of 20X30 dimension were first listed and all the available site numbers listed alongside. On hitting the ‘randomise’ button, sections were shuffled and site numbers were instantly allotted to individuals and displayed on the screen.
In the lottery system, all the sites and applicants’ names were put in a box and a pulley was used to shuffle them. The chits were picked up one by one and the shuffling process was repeated.
It took just four consecutive clicks by the Chief Minister, one each for 20X30, 30X40, 40X60 and 50X80 for the site numbers of all 5,000 allottees to be allotted.