Karnataka High Court flays BBMP over building bylaws

Published: 28th September 2012 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2012 10:08 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Thursday issued notices to the BBMP commissioner, joint commissioner, Yelahanka Range, the assistant director of town planning (ADTP) and others on a petition filed against alleged violation of building bylaws in Yelahanka area.

 During the hearing, petitioner Dr C Suma stated that she had bought a site from Talacauvery Housing Cooperative Society in Amruthahalli at Yelahanka hobli and one S T Lokesh had brought the adjacent site.

 He had constructed a five-storeyed building not even leaving a single inch between her site and his site, she charged.

 Suma claimed that Lokesh was granted permission only to construct two floors.

 Hearing the petition, Justice Ram Mohan Reddy said, “Why officials are not exercising their powers? It looks like they became a dummy in acting against these violators.

 Why they won’t impose building terms and conditions? What they are doing till someone constructed a five-storey building? Can’t they act against them? It look like commissioner taking the job easily.

” He directed send a copy of the order to Chief Secretary and told the BBMP to submit a report on the violation and adjourned the petition to October 4 for further hearing.



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