LAKE AND RAJA KALUVE ENCROACHMENTS ? NO SOLUTION.


The report tabled by the committee may not be implemented due to so many hurdles.  One suit has already been admitted by the Courts and the hearing may begin soon.

Encroachers or the buyers of encroached property may not GET AWAY EASILY.

They have life long battle with the law.

The properties supposed to have been encroached the lakes and raja kaluve must FIGHT A LIFT LONG LEGAL BATTLE.  Even, if the Government comes up with an ordinance or a law, will be challenged in the COURT.

SO, NO RESPITE OR RELIEF FOR ILLEGALITIES. 

THE COURT MAY NOT DEFINITELY GIVE ANY RELIEF FOR THE ENCROACHERS.

The suggestions and recommendations may remain in the report and might not be acted upon.

Over 2.5 lakh residences, flats, commercial complexes and perhaps, even government offices will come under the scanner for ‘encroaching’ buffer zones around lakes and storm water drains (SWDs) in the city. A News Paper Report.


K.B. Koliwad says figures were given by BBMP based on findings of an independent agency on buffer zone violations

Over 2.5 lakh residences, flats, commercial complexes and perhaps, even government offices will come under the scanner for ‘encroaching’ buffer zones around lakes and storm water drains (SWDs) in the city.

“Up to 1.14 lakh properties have encroached buffer zones around lakes while a further 1.34 lakh households have come up within the buffer zone of rajakaluves (SWDs),” said K.B. Koliwad, Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Tank Bed Encroachments, on Wednesday. The committee comprises elected representatives from both houses.

“BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike) has given us these figures after they hired an independent agency to ascertain the extent of buffer zone violations. A combination of satellite images and revenue maps were used to tabulate encroachments. The method is ‘95 per cent accurate’ and it would take a platoon of surveyors to ensure total accuracy – something the committee did not have time for,” he said.

The 10-member committee is looking at properties that have encroached on the 30m buffer zone – that is, the ‘no-development zone’ – around lakes, and between 15m and 50m from the centre of drains, as specified under the Bangalore Development Authority’s Revised Master Plan 2015, which was enforced in 2007.

“We are going by the 2007 Act and not the recent National Green Tribunal order (which increases the buffer zone to 75m). There has not been any notification with regard to the new buffer zone,” said Mr. Koliwad.

LAKE ENCROACHERS GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT THEIR VERSION AND DOCUMENTS TO THE LEGISLATURE COMMITTEE – encroachment-kla-bangalore_urban_rural_tanks_report_abstract_11012016


Lake encroachment and conservation committee has given an opportunity to the alleged encroachers to submit their objections and evidence regarding their titles by  30-11-2016.

The details enumerated by the committee can be obtained hereunder:

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OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE – BBMP – 2016-17 -TILL DATE


The BBMP has issued only 13 Occupancy Certificates in 2016-17, of which 3 are commercial projects and 10 are residential apartments.

There are few hundred projects which had been completed and few hundred housing apartment projects are underway, but only few builders and the apartments have the MANDATORY OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE.

Between 2011-12 to 20161-7, the BBMP has issued around 300+ Occupancy Certificates and the remaining buildings or projects or apartments DOES NOT HAVE MANDATORY OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE, it means, that buildings or apartments or projects are NOT WORTH BUYING OR OCCUPYING.

The recent floods and the havoc caused by the rains is MAN MADE.  In one of the flood affected areas, the road width is 30 feet and there were several apartment complexes having more than 20+ apartments and the entire narrow road, in bangalore south, J.P.Nagar, has about 400 to 500 apartments, NONE OF THE BUILDINGS HAVE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE AND HAS NOT BEEN CONSTRUCTED AS PER THE SANCTIONED BUILDING PLAN AND THEY ARE ILLEGAL, IRREGUALR AND UNAUTHORISED.

ENCROACHMENT – BYRASANDRA LAKE – BAGAMANE TECHPARK – C.V.RAMAN NAGAR


ENCROACHMENT – BAGAMANE TECH PARK –C V RAMAN NAGAR – A NEWS REPORT

After an elaborate study and search for Tippan, surveyors find that Kelaginakere Byrasandra lake in CV Raman Nagar has indeed been encroached upon; and some of the city’s big names, both in pvt and public sector, could be at fault 

With city lakes shrinking into mires of pollution, sewage and illegal structures, the finger of blame invariably points to the municipal authorities. In the case of Kelaginakere Byrasandra lake in CV Raman Nagar, however, the errant encroachers are some of the who’s who in the IT city. 
From Bagmane Developers and Cognizant Technology Solution to BEML and DRDO, all have played a part in the slow destruction of this water body. Now, after the HC ordered a “100% scientific and accurate resurvey” of the lake, the authorities have finally sprung into life. And according to sources, the resurvey has proved swathes of encroachment by these corporations.

Last month, when government surveyors from the Department of Survey, Settlement and Land Records began a real-time survey of the lake they realised that they had no idea where to start. 

Armed with a Tippan (a document of the earliest measurement of the land parcel) the surveyors began their herculean task. Relief finally arrived in the form of a burial ground at the western end of the lake. Using that as a marker they began to map the original extent of the water body.

The survey was carried out in the presence of 
representatives of the companies based out of offices built on the lake bed and all buildings that were found to have “encroached” had their walls marked with red. The operation that began in early April of this year found that of the 12.21 acre lake, what remains now is just six acres.

Subsequently, on April 26, 37 people/offices/companies including Bagmane Developers Private Limited, Cognizant Technology Solution India Private Limited, Texas Instrumentation, BEML, DRDO, HAL, et al received notices from the department informing them of the survey and asking their representatives to be present.

The notice reads: “As per the direction of the HC in writ petition number 46381/2013, a survey of Byrasandra lake in Varthur village, survey number 112 will be conducted. On April 30, officials will visit the spot to finalise the boundaries. All interested are directed to be present at the spot.”

“The burial ground at the western end of the lake was the primary reference point which is at a 400-metre distance from where the boundaries were drawn, keeping with the original map. All the survey numbers in the area were tallied with the Tippan document and finally, the boundary on survey number 41 matched and ended. The lake was documented: the original area and the existing one,” said one of the company sources, present during the documentation. BM tried to get through Bagmane group’s MD for his response and was asked to send out an e-mail. However, there was no response.

WHY WAS THE RESURVEY ORDERED?

Two reports – one by retired IAS officer V Balasubramaian, and another by A T Ramaswamy who headed the joint legislature committee — named Bagmane Tech Park and other software companies as “encroachers” of parts of Byrasandra lake. In 2013, the district administration launched a drive to reclaim some portions of the lake and subsequently the Bagmane group moved the High Court fearing further demolition of structures and sought a resurvey of the lake. 

In January 2014, the court disposed of the case appointing the commissioner for the Department of Survey, Settlement and Land Records as the court commissioner in the case. The HC directed him to carry out a resurvey and submit a report. The issue did not see any action till last month when Munish Moudgil, commissioner, took up the resurvey. The report will be submitted to the court shortly.

Red markings on the compound wall of several buildings around the lake. The marking comprises arrow, numbers and on some walls, reads “lake ends.” One might mistake this for a land acquisition marking for a road widening project. No, it is the recent outcome of a resurvey carried out to find the alleged encroachments of buildings on Byrasandra lake.

Special Court to handle land encroachment established and would deal with the encroachments identified by A.T.Ramasway Committee and V.Balasubramanian`s Task Force


The State government has appointed H.N. Narayan, retired judge of the High Court of Karnataka, as chairman of the Special Court established for speedy trial of land-grabbing cases and those related to ownership of land and  would look into encroachments of both government and forest land by individuals in cities as well as rural areas.

Encroachment, irregularities and illegalities of Many Hi-Fi layouts (Illegal gated communities) and properties will be investigated which had been reported by the Special Task Force.

Citizens with genuine documentary evidence and proof can approach the court regarding the encroachment.

NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL (SOUTHERN ZONE) ISSUES NOTICE TO BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY – SANCTION OF HIGH RISE BUILDING PLAN ON THE LAKE BEDS


The NGT(SZ) has issued notice to BDA to appear before it on 28-01-2016 regarding the sanction of building plans to several builders on the lake beds, valleys and buffer zone.  Sriram Chirping woods and another builder is coming up with thousands of apartments across Kasavanahally lake, haralur lake, kaikondarahally lake, agara lake and few more water bodies in Bangalore East taluk, in Varthur Hobli, Bangalore Urban District.

Several public interest organisation have been submitting their objections to BDA/BBMP/KSPCB and to all the sundry departments regarding the ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT and the BDA/BBMP have been sanctioning the plans without bothering about it.  Finally, the NGT AND THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA stepped in and stopped the construction.  

Few more builders are also fighting the suits in Begur Hobli, Bangalore South Taluk, might have to shelve the projects, which began in 2009.  These builders are fighting various criminal and civil suits.  These projects have destroyed the delicate environment cover to the entire area of Bannergatta road and the surrounding areas.  In these zones, 75% of the buildings have violated even the dangerous building plans sanctioned by over 200%.  The culprits are the builders, officials, owners, local bodies (panchayats). BDA, BBMP, politicians and other government bodies like KSPCB, BESCOM, BWSSB who have deliberately ignored the nature`s law.  Finally, the Banks and the most important are the BUYERS.  Had the buyers, rejected or refused to buy illegal, unauthorised, irregular and dangerous buildings, these builders or developers WOULD NOT HAVE BUILT THESE ILLEGAL BUILDINGS AT ALL.

The buyers blame the Government, but ultimately, they are the sufferers and expect sympathy and regularisation at the cost of the honest tax payer.