Wednesday, May 31, 2006

BMP acts, to regularise illegal buildings finally

BMP acts, to regularise illegal buildings finally
The Times of India

Bangalore: The crucial bit about unauthorised constructions and deviations keeps surfacing sans a solution. And to address this, BMP commissioner K Jairaj said the state has given a go-ahead to a long-pending proposal on regularising building deviations.

To tackle issues like what kind of deviations can be regularised, a team of officials are coming up with a frame-work which would regularise 25 per cent deviations. Incidentally, this proposal had been previously sent to the government but had been rejected and sent back. The move is aimed at averting a la Koramangala or Ulhasnagar in Delhi.

At the council meeting of the BMP on Tuesday, a host of issues relating to monsoon woes, funds, roads, file clearance were threshed out. The tightening measures in the revenue department has one objective —increasing funds at the BMP by widening the tax base. Jairaj informed that a team headed by zonal DCs would be undertaking a survey of land use (and misuse) across various wards. “Tax adalats will be held to touch the target of Rs 400 crore property tax collection. New and partial wards will also come under the tax base, they will be issued khatas,” said Jairaj.


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