Thursday, January 13, 2005

Illegal apartment coming up in Jayanagar

FORCE alleges building violation in Jayanagar

Residents say that the apartments are being built in violation of the BMP building by-law, which would block easy access to various blocks of the area.

Deccan Herald

Residents of Jayanagar I Block have alleged that a chunk of land supposedly reserved to lay out a road has been illegally used to construct apartments.

A representative of the First-Block Organisation of Residents for Clean Environment (FORCE) explained that the land beyond the third and fourth cross roads has been marked in the latest City Development Plan (CDP) as land reserved for ‘road’.

The resident of the area, who wishes to remain anonymous told Deccan Herald that two of the four blocks of the apartments, which are being constructed by ‘Raja Prakruthi’, lie on the path of the road-to-come, in violation of the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike building by-law. (The whole area, which used to be a nursery, is what is described as ‘part-road part-residential’.)

FORCE has repeatedly approached various civic agencies like the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), but to no avail, the representative said.

He went on to explain how the road, if built, would provide easy access to various parts of the City (like IX and IV ‘T’ Blocks). Besides, the residents demand that if there is a change in the use, it has to be publicly notified.

“To the best of our knowledge, no change of land use has been granted by the BDA under section 14 A of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act for converting the land from road to residential,” he stated. He has also received a letter from officials confirming the fact. The builders have also applied for an occupation certificate for the constructed blocks, that which must not be granted if the construction violates regulations, the representative explains.

When Deccan Herald contacted BMP Commissioner K Jothiramalingam, he said that officials have been instructed to look into the case, and that action would be taken if anything was not according to the regulations.
“We are not here to allow anything illegal,” he averred.


At Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 2:56:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is serious. People who have paid money should verify facts with Bangalore Mahanagar Palike.


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