Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Saturday razed a three-storeyed building illegally constructed on the partition of a land belonging to public park at Tavarekere in the city. The value of the land is around Rs 60 crore.
Sidde Gowda, BBMP Chief Engineer (South zone), said, unauthorised constructions had come up on survey number 74 in Bellandur ward. “The land was reserved for the park. Of the total 10.16 acres, 1.30 acres had been encroached and 1.25 acres were recovered. A temple built on that land was spared,” he said.
He said a storm water drain divides survey number 74 into three parts. In the first part, a three-storeyed building has been constructed on land measuring 30 X 40 feet. “They were drawing water from a nearby borewell which had been sunk without permission. In the second part, 18 sheds and a scrap yard had been built on 18 guntas of land. In the remaining part, eight sheds had been constructed. The building was pulled down after evicting the occupants.”
The land owner had obtained a stay order from the High Court after the BBMP wanted to demolish the building. The court had lifted the stay.When contacted BBMP Additional Commissioner (South) Dr K V Trilok Chandra said the demolition was done amid tight police security.