Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Netas now lobby for posh-area sites

Netas now lobby for posh-area sites
Those Given Land In Under-Developed Localities Want Re-Allotment In Upmarket Colonies S Kushala | TNN
Bangalore: The chief minister’s largesse of allotting out-of-turn sites to legislators in Bangalore hasn’t exactly brought cheer to all netas. They wish now, the sites were located in prime localities.
After allotting 77 large sites under BDA’s Gcategory to legislators, MPs and others, the CM’s office faces another problem. The beneficiaries, who have been allotted sites in underdeveloped layouts, are scrambling to get a reallotment in upmarket colonies and knocking the doors of the secretariat for fresh orders.
Using his discretionary powers, the CM allotted 77 stray sites to his kin, party members, MLAs, MPs and others — 66 orders were released a few months after he assumed charge and 15 days ago, 11 more allotment orders were issued to the BDA.
The BDA started site allotments of the first instalment of 66 — all to legislators who have been given 50 ft x 80 ft sites. It has given out 45 sites so far in RMV Extension, Sir M V Layout, Anjanapura and JP Nagar 8th Phase.
Legislators who’ve been given sites in underdeveloped layouts — Anjanapura, JP Nagar and Sir MV Layout — initially pleaded with BDA officials to re-allot the sites in areas like RMV Extension, HSR Layout, Indiranagar, OMBR or HBR Layout. “Everyone wants sites in posh areas. The legislators brought a lot of pressure on BDA to reallot their sites but when they realized it is solely at the CM’s discretion, they are now heading to Vidhana Soudha,” BDA officials said.
But not many sites are available in prime areas. “There are no more sites available in Indiranagar, Koramangala, HSR and RMV. Whenever encroached sites are recovered after demolition, they are being given away under G-category. Such sites have to be actually auctioned by the BDA,” officials point out.
Allotment letters for 11 recent allottees are also being prepared. Officials have asked for certain documents — self-affidavits, domicile certificates and additional information — which beneficiaries have to submit.

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