BBMP yet to arrive at the number of buildings built without sanctioned plan

Survey of unlawful buildings is happening, says civic chief; HC has pulled up BBMP over such constructions

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) continues to be groping in the darkish over the number of buildings which have been constructed without a sanctioned plan, although there may be some estimate of the buildings which have deviations.

The civic physique is the authority to grant approval to constructing plans in the metropolis and has been pulled up a number of occasions by the High Court of Karnataka over the enhance in the number of unlawful constructions.

But it has failed to be certain that buildings constructed in the burgeoning metropolis adhere to the constructing bylaws and the authorized plan. While the survey of the buildings with deviations continues to be on, a parallel survey of buildings constructed without any authorized plan from the BBMP can also be below manner.

The civic physique just lately submitted to the High Court that of round 6,000 buildings recognized, 4,279 had deviated from the sanctioned plan or had been constructed in violation of the constructing bylaws. This was the survey of buildings constructed between January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, in his affidavit to the High Court, had said {that a} survey of all buildings for which constructing plans had been authorized since January 16, 2007 can be accomplished by June 4, 2023.

B-khata websites

According to the civic physique’s estimate, there have been greater than 5.7 lakh B-khata properties, of which at least 1.4 lakh are vacant websites. In the mild of delay in regularisation of B-khata properties due to authorized wrangles, homeowners of such properties can’t avail of constructing plan approvals or occupancy/completion certificates from the BBMP or financial institution loans.

Civic officers stated buildings that had come up on B-khata websites would even be included in the survey of unlawful constructions. The ward engineers are being roped in for the survey of not simply buildings with deviations, but additionally these which have been constructed without any sanctioned plan.

Mr. Gupta instructed The Hindu that the BBMP had additionally submitted its report on buildings with deviations constructed between January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021, to the High Court. “The survey is ongoing. We will issue notices to the buildings identified to have deviations or no sanctioned plan and demolish them,” he stated.

Incidentally, the High Court has given the civic physique time until December 9 to submit an action-taken report.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-08 02:00:25

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