THE TRUTH IS THAT 146 unauthorised layouts were formed within one kilometre of the banks of Arkavathi and Kumudavathi rivers, which is categorised as a protected zone (Zone-3), around Tippagondanahalli (T.G. Halli) catchment area.(Which will be termed illegal and have to be demolished or removed)
It may be recalled that the court had directed the BDA to inspect and file a report submitted to the court, the BDA came out startling revelation, it is startling only to the High Court, but not to the BDA, who were all well aware and were hands in glove with the mafia, submitted to the High Court that 482 non-residential structures and 3,506 residential units have come up in 23 villages falling in Zone-3, which comes under the jurisdiction of the BDA.
“This [number of unauthorised layouts] reflects on the administration of the BDA, which is responsible for town planning and development of this area,” and stated further that, “If the BDA had prevented formation of unauthorised layouts, people would not have invested their money on houses in these areas,” said Justice A.N. Venugopala Gowda.
The court said it would constitute a committee, headed by an Additional Chief Secretary, to monitor activities in the area after being informed that another 100 villages falling in Zone-3 come under other planning authorities.
The court will pass an order on constitution of the panel on December 18.