Friday, November 30, 2007

Board decides to fleece ‘defaulters’

Board decides to fleece ‘defaulters’

Staff Reporter

The amount can be paid in 24 instalments

Houses measuring 600 sq. ft. and below exempted

BANGALORE: For property owners in 72 wards in newly added zones of the city, Cauvery water will be available from December but at a premium.

Property owners will have to pay the Beneficiary Capital Contribution as per the dimensions of the site, then a fine upwards of Rs. 100 will have to be remitted along with the contribution.

While there is no contribution for houses of 600 sq. ft. and less, for sites measuring between 1200 sq. ft and 2400 sq. ft, Rs. 5,000 will have to be paid.

The fine, counted from August 1, 2005 is Rs. 100 a month. For sites 2,400 sq. ft and above, the contribution is Rs. 10,000 and the fine is Rs. 200 a month.

The contribution along with the fine can be paid in 24 instalments along with the water bills, according to a Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) spokesperson.

The applications for water connections, earlier priced at Rs. 30, are now freely available at the BWWSB sub-divisions at Yelahanka, BEML Layout in Kodihalli Main Road, ITI Quarters at Old Madras Road, Outer Ring Road in Nagarabhavi V Block, TVS Cross Road in Peenya and Kothnur Dinne.

The BWSSB has warned people not to approach plumbers for the connections and to apply directly. For installing meters, the property owner needs to pay Rs. 1,740. People in slums can pay only Rs. 550.

Water supply will be started 15 days after all documents are submitted.


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