Site owners frown at BDA's 5-yr deadline Bengaluru

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Site owners frown at BDA's 5-yr deadline Bengaluru

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Apr 15, 2016, DHNS:

Site owners are cut up with the BDA over its order that says action will be taken against those who have failed to build a house even five years after being allotted a site. While Bangalore Development Authority officials say this will curb illegalities and address site shortage, site owners say they have left the sites vacant owing to lack of finances and poor infrastructure at the layouts.

“BDA allots sites based on seniority and the number of attempts made by each applicant. Because of this, by the time an applicant is allotted a site, he is close to retirement. Since raising is a loan is difficult for a middle class applicant, the site is left vacant till finances are arranged. The plot is then considered as an investment,” said R Kamath, a site allottee.

Vijaya K, a Bengalurean added that the site is considered an asset and is mortgaged for children's education or marriage.

Allottees of Arkavathi, Anjanapura and Visvesvaraya Layouts say the order must be implemented only after the BDA provides all facilities in their layouts. Arkavathi Layout Welfare Association Secretary Sanjay Marlecha says the layout has no basic facilities like roads and drains. “When even the allotment is not clear, how can we construct a house?” he asks.

Sampath Kumar, president of Lal Bahadur Shastri Nagar Residents Welfare Association-Anjanapura Further Extensions, said most people in the layout have not constructed homes because of poor water and drainage facilities.

He, however, sees a point in BDA's decision since many people with commercial interests buy sites and leave them vacant and later sell them at a premium. The vacant sites become dump yards and home for illegal activities, while the needy suffer, he says.

BDA Town Planning Member Chowdegowda said they will undertake a survey of vacant sites. “Orders to take action against allottees under Rule 13(7) of BDA Allotment of Sites, Rules 1984 were issued many times earlier, but this time we have decided to take strict action by cancelling allotment. There are instances where people purchase sites over and above their requirement and indulge in financial dealings. This needs to be stopped as there is shortage of sites and they need to be given to those who need it. The order is not applicable to auction and civic amenity sites,” he says.
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Re: Site owners frown at BDA's 5-yr deadline Bengaluru

Post by duffyhair »

one or two owners who construct houses have to listen to the following standard reply
-->Give us new bus route or extend.
Why so much fuss for 3-4 houses with cars
-->Give us Kaveri water
BDA has not deposited money to BWSSB
-->Give us good street lights
BESCOM has not yet awarded contract for street lights

go to the corporator and listen to his chellas saying " Annna/Akka, ee layout nalli jashti mane illa" and then corporator would be " first, get some houses and come back ! right now, I cant spend the budget on such huge area with little houses"

I think, its a good option to force people to construct within 10 years. 5 years might be unreasonable for families which brought sites on loans !
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