Monday, December 31, 2007

2008 will see 5 new layouts

2008 will see 5 new layouts
In A First, BDA Will Invite Global Tenders For Their Design

Bangalore: This is no crystal gazing into 2008. The governor’s executive committee will shortly give the nod to five new layouts to be formed by BDA that envisages distribution of 90,000 sites across the city.
Sources in the urban development department told The Times of India that it has forwarded the BDA’s proposal to the cabinet (governor’s executive committee). “The BDA had sent us the proposal in September and we have forwarded it for approval. We should be able to get the approval in a week’s time,’’ senior officials said.
The BDA has completed the ground survey and has sent a formal request to the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Corporation to initiate land acquisition in the areas identified for the proposed layouts. BDA commissioner M K Shankarlinge Gowda said the project is moving in the right direction and once the cabinet approves it, global tenders will be floated.
Instead of the conventional method of the authority’s engineering section drawing up plans, the BDA this time wants city designers of international repute to prepare a project report for all the layouts. “Once we finalise the designs, we will float tenders for execution,’’ he said.
The BDA has planned five layouts — K Shivarama Karanth Layout, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout, D Devaraj Urs Layout, Kyasambahalli Changalaraya Reddy Layout and S Nijalingappa Layout.
The layouts will yield nearly 1.76 lakh sites of different dimensions excluding Civic amenities (CA) sites and commercial sites. BDA will distribute its share of 90,000 sites through public notice.
In each of the layouts, group housing projects will be taken up in 100 acres for economically weaker sections; 15,000 group houses will be constructed and a total of 75,000 units will be constructed in 3 years.
Two pronged compensation package — for every acre acquired 9,583 sq ft of developed land will be awarded to the landowner; or cash compensation as per prevailing rates and one site as incentive.


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