Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yeddyurappa reviews BDA's progress

Yeddyurappa reviews BDA's progress

Staff Reporter
‘Expedite Kempegowda Layout formalities'
Officials told to complete land acquisition for PRR

Kempegowda Layout is planned on 4,815 acres of land in Kengeri

Bangalore: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Tuesday reviewed the progress of works taken up by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and directed the officials to expedite all infrastructure works.

The Chief Minister, who was briefed about the status of various BDA works by Commissioner Bharat Lal Meena, directed the officials to complete land acquisition for the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) at the earliest.

On the formation of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout, the Chief Minister asked the officials to work out an amicable solution and expedite the acquisition of the disputed 600 acres of land. Some farmers have agreed to accept land in respect of 700 acres while some others in respect of 746 acres have agreed for monetary compensation, a top BDA official told The Hindu after the meeting.

One of the biggest

Tipped to be one of the biggest BDA layouts, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout is planned on 4,815 acres of land in Kengeri at an estimated cost of Rs. 2,639 crore. Land in 12 villages including Bheemanakuppe, Challaghatta, Kodigehalli, Kannahalli, Soolkere, Sonnenehalli, Ramasandra, Kenchanapura and surrounding villages is to be acquired. The proposed layout is located adjacent to Visvesvaraya Layout, off Bangalore-Mysore Road.

Being taken up on a public-private-partnership (PPP) model, this layout will have farmers as private players. Farmers will get 40 per cent of the 60,000 developed sites. They are being given the option to take money as compensation, or developed sites or both.

Routine review

Mr. Meena said it was a routine review of works. “The Chief Minister has asked us to ensure all works are completed within the stipulated deadline. He also took stock of the lake rejuvenation work,” he said.

The officials also discussed with the Chief Minister the modalities of mobilising the organisation's finances.

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