BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said that under Urban Property Ownership Record (UPOR) project all details pertaining to urban properties will be digitised and will be implemented across the State. Also, UPOR cards will be issued to property owners across the State.
Speaking after launching new Property Identity (PID) system of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Friday, Sadananda Gowda said that recently UPOR project was launched in Mysore. “In Mysore, after documentation, number of properties increased from 1.02 lakh to 1.76 lakh, of which atleast 35,000 properties have been identified as government properties,” he said. He said the same system will be introduced across the state for better transparency.
Speaking on PID, Gowda said that Bangalore has been known as the IT-BT city. For the past many years, it is also known as city of land grabbers, land mafia and tax evaders. With the new PID system, number of properties identified in Bangalore has increased from 11 lakh to 16.19 lakh. “One cannot hide their property from BBMP. BBMP which is collecting Rs 1,200 crore from property tax is expected to increase the amount to Rs 3000 crore for all properties,” he said. Through the PID system, government properties will be saved from land grabbers. Also, it will be easy for BBMP to identify tax defaulters.
Gowda said that there are people who sit and complain about the condition of Bangalore roads, instead of paying taxes. “The newly added five lakh property owners who did not pay property tax all these years will not be spared. Elected representatives should also motivate people to pay tax,” he said.
MLAs Vijaykumar, Ashwathnarayan, Mayor Sharadamma, Deputy Mayor Harish, Commissioner M K Shankarlinge Gowda, Opposition leader Udayshankar, Ruling party leader B R Nanjundappa were present.