Forum alleges discrepancies in allotment of BDA land
By Express News Service | Published: 09th November 2013 10:44 AM |
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is flouting laws by placing intermediate sites in the open market instead of allotting it to the 2,70,000 beneficiaries in the city, said B M Shivakumar, president, Jayaprakash Narayan Rao Vichara Vedike.
Shivakumar told reporters on Friday that while it is fair to auction corner and commercial sites, it is against the law to open intermediate residential sites for bidding.
“The BDA has already sold several sites in HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Koramangala and other areas to NRIs while several people in Bangalore, who have paid registration fees, are still waiting. These allotments must be cancelled immediately and given to the beneficiaries,” he said.
A Bench comprising Justice V Gopal Gowda and K M Keshavanarayan had also sought the cancellation of the allotments and reallocation of the intermediate sites to applicants, which was also upheld by the Supreme Court.
“However, the BDA has not complied with this. It has turned the allotment into something like a real estate business. There are as many as 25,000 such sites in Bangalore and several people are waiting for their sites to be given by the town planning authority.” Shivakumar said. The BDA is also selling the sites at `6,000-8,000 per square feet instead of the standard `3,000 per square feet, he added.