BANGALORE: If everything goes well then Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) can get back the playground land allotted to the Clarence School which was given on perpetual lease. Replying to the query by the C V Raman Nagar constituency MLA S Raghu, the BBMP commissioner M K Shankarlinge Gowda said BBMP should take legal action to take back the ground which was leased to the school in 1949. “Since the maximum lease period has been lapsed, the BBMP can take it back. However, legal action like issuing notice pointing out violation on part of the school authority should be taken,” he added.
Further in his reply, Commissioner said that former Councilor N Indira had urged the then BMP in 2003 to take back the ground and convert it into a public play ground. She had also pointed out that the school authorities had violated the lease condition by putting up two structures without applying for the approval of the building plan.
“We can use this rescind to lease the agreement,” Gowda stated. Gowda, also said that both MLA Raghu and the Deputy Mayor S Harish had written to take back the ground and convert it into the play ground.
Speaking on the same issue, JD(S) leader Padmanabha Reddy said that the ground is some two kilometres away from the school. “A specific time may be fixed for the school to use it and later public can make use of it, “he suggested.