JUDGEMENT RESERVED FOR AKRAMA


The High Court of Karnataka has concluded the hearing on the Amendment to KTCP Act and KMC Act, which propose to regularise the illegal and unauthorised construction, which was challenged and the amendment was stayed by the High Court of Karnataka, HAS RESERVED THE ORDERS.

 

BWSSB IS TAKING ACTION ON APARTMENTS WHICH HAVE MORE THAN 20 UNITS


BWSSB IS TAKING ACTION ON APARTMENTS WHICH HAVE MORE THAN 20 UNITS AND DOES NOT HAVE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS and THE BESCOM MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION AGAINST THE ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED BUILDINGS AND ITS OWNERS

    Over 3, 800 apartments, which have more than 20 dwelling units, have been penalized by BWSSB for not having installed STPs, which was mandated through a Government Order (GO) in January. The penalties cross Rs. 1.69 crore  and will continue each month until a functional STP is installed.

While the number of buildings may not drastically increase further — as officials are still verifying the number of dwelling units in smaller apartment complexes —

BWSSB has also started issuing notices to apartments where installed STPs are not functioning.

The fines complement the drives against houses (built after 2011 and on plots of 30 ft X 40 ft or above) which have not installed rainwater harvesting systems. Since July, around Rs. 70 lakh have been collected as fines from over 3,500 houses.

On January 19, in a gazette notification, the Department of Forest, Ecology ad Environment had noted the flow the raw sewage into storm water drains and lakes of the city, and had made mandatory reuse of sewage water at the source. BWSSB was to implement the order, while other civic agencies were to sanction projects only if STPs are part of the design plan.

However, since the penalising started, objections are pouring in from various apartment associations.

Some have stated and argued that The order is impractical. There is a constraint of space to build an STP which requires 20 ft X 50 ft space. How will you find this space in existing apartments? Moreover, the entire plumbing has to be redone to reuse the water. Financing STP and maintaining it is also a challenge.

In such a case, who will treat the sewage let out by these apartments and at whose cost?

In fact, Apartments have not been permitted to be constructed in sites measuring 20 feet X 30 feet or 30 feet X 40 feet or 40 feet X 60 feet and apartments are permitted in 50 feet X 80 feet with 1.75 FAR or 2.00 FAR allowing or permitting them to construct only 7,000 sft or 8,000 sft, where, 20 apartments cannot be constructed.  8 to 12 or 16 apartments of 1 bhk or 2 bhk can be built on 50 feet X 80 feet and there are over 24 apartments, discharging approximately about 12,000 litres of domestic sewage into communal drains, which are designed to take only 2,000 litres to 4,000 litres and the honest tax paying and law abiding citizens money is spent to treat or to facilitiate the sewerage fro the violators or illegal buildings.

Severe penal action must be initiated against all the illegal or unauthorized buildings to stop the sewage to be let out in communal sewage and illegal drawing of power from the bescom lines, which interrupt the supply to the legitimate building owners.

BESCOM, must also initiate measures to penalize the illegal and unauthorized buildings, for which the power connection is provided. The power connection is provided on the legitimate approved building plan and the actual construction is twice the approved plan, the illegal buildings or house owners draw more power from the BESCOM, thus disrupting the regular power supply.

 

DO NOT BUY PROPERTIES WHICH HAVE BENAMI TAG-EVEN IF HAS CHANGED MANY HANDS AND THE PRESENT OWNER IS CLEAN AND TITLES ARE CLEAR – A PRESS REPORT – AN ADVICE


A Press report on the purchase Benami Properties and its consequences.

Even though, the present seller may not be the original BENAMIDAR, but, if the property has tabs, tags, links, precedence, connection, transaction and illegalities, BENAMIDAR OR if it is a benami property, DO NOT BUY IT.

A Chartered Accountant during the course of a meeting advised the buyers that even if the property has changed several hands, it must not be BOUGHT or avoid any transaction with such groups or properties for the safety and security.  The banks on the otherhand, will sanction loans or approve the projects for any and every type of properties, but the buyers must beware.

Approval of projects or sanction of loans DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST and it is issued with all and every sort of sundry condition and is issued at the insistence of the developer.  It is NOTHING BUT A MARKETING TRICK, to appease or trap the buyers.

A PRESS REPORT IN PRAJAVANI NEWSPAPER.

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UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS WITHIN BDA LIMITS – A PRESS REPORT. THIPPAGONDANAHALLI RESERVOIR ENCROACHMENT WILL BE CLEARED – MORE ZONE TO BBMP FOR BETTER ADMINISTRATION


127 unauthorised layouts identified within BDA limits

 With 127 unauthorised residential layouts being identified within the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) limits, the government has constituted a high-level committee, headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, to prescribe guidelines for tackling them and also curb formation of new illegal layouts.

Disclosing this while replying to Janata Dal (S) member K. Gopalaiah during question hour in the Assembly on Tuesday, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George said the government would decide on its future course of action based on the recommendation of the high-level committee.

Though the sub-committee constituted by the BDA had decided to demolish some of the unauthorised layouts, it had not been possible to go ahead as most were fully developed in the wake of the BBMP providing khata and plan sanctions for building houses, he noted.

Though the government issued a notification for regularising the unauthorised layouts in May 2014, this had been challenged in the Karnataka High Court and the matter is pending.

To another question, the minister said 783 posts of the total 1,267 in the BDA are vacant.

Encroachments on Thippagondanahalli reservoir to be cleared

BELAGAVI: Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George on Tuesday assured the Assembly of clearing encroachments along the catchment area as well as tankbed of Thippagondanahalli reservoir.

He also promised measures to prevent industries from releasing effluents into the reservoir, which was once a major source of drinking water for the city.

 

Increase in BBMP zones

BELAGAVI: The State government has initiated the process of increasing the total number of administrative zones in the BBMP from eight to 10 for improving efficiency, according to Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George.

Replying to BJP member Arvind Limbavali during question hour on Tuesday, the minister said directions in this regard had already been given to the authorities concerned. A joint commissioner would be appointed for each of the zone to manage the administration, he said.