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General News Your residential address to soon turn into 6-character digital code: Report
After changing the currency situation in India, the government is now looking at ways to change the postal address of your house or office. The department of post, which falls under the ministry of communications, is working on a project with mapping service, MapmyIndia, to give e-locations or eLoc for every property for three postal pin code locations in the country.

The eLoc will shorten an address into a combination of six character alphanumeric code. For example, if your address goes like Block B, house number 42, Sector-18, Noida, the eLoc for this will be something like UV42B7. This code can be used on your visiting card, website, or through any other means, parallelly to the existing address. With this code, one can reach you using the precise directions through MapmyIndia, so you no longer have to get on repeated calls with the taxi driver to explain endlessly to take a right and not left.

Now what makes this arrangement tricky is that the eLoc can provide possibilities of linking the address to other information such as property title and ownership, property tax records, information on utilities like electricity, water, and gas; essentially all the aspects which are linked via Aadhaar, ET reports.

The project is currently approved for two postal pin codes in Delhi, and one in Noida. Now, based on the analysis, it is likely to be expanded to other codes as well. “The results of the proof of concept may be utilized by the department towards developing a digital address format that would suit the purpose for a national-level project rollout,” says a letter signed by additional director-general (mail operations) Abhishek Kumar Singh and sent to MapmyIndia on September

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