Thursday, October 29, 2009

BDA recovers 44 acres

BDA recovers 44 acres
Bangalore: Oct 28, DHNS

In one of the biggest anti-encroachment drive in the City, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Wednesday recovered property worth over Rs 250 crore.

In an early morning drive, the BDA demolished unauthorised constructions on 44 acres of land at Kothnur village in Bangalore South.

With this clearance of the encroachments, the BDA has now recovered property worth over Rs 415 crore in the past 22 days.

The land in Kothnur village, which was under litigation for the past 23 years, will now be utilised for formation of J P Nagar 8th phase layout. The preliminary notification for the layout was issued in 1988 and the final notification in 1994.

With a series of legal battles by private individuals and institutions, the BDA was unable to proceed any further. In the recovered land, 660 sites of various dimensions could be formed.

CM seeks report

In the evening, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa directed the officials to submit a detailed report on future plans to clear encroachments on government land.

Of the available 1,22,998 acres of government land, 36,877 acres were encroached upon in Bangalore Urban district. Of this, 9,030 acres have been recovered and 3,683 acres of land has been auctioned. The officials have been instructed to clear the rest of the encroachments and solve the matters at the courts.


Though the government was to get Rs 559 crore from auctioning of the land, it has so far received only Rs 246 crore.

The government has regularised encroachments on 269 acres. Also, the government has received 8,334 more applications for regularisation.

The Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) is tackling the issue of lands having fabricated documents.


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