BENGALURU: The district administration on Friday recovered 40.33 acres of land worth Rs.139 crore.
In a drive to reclaim encroached land, about 7 acres and 20 guntas land worth Rs.25 crore was recovered in Anekal taluk. Tahsildar Anil Kumar said notices were served to builders who had encroached upon the land. However, there were no objections, he added.
In Bengaluru East taluk, 2 acres and 25 guntas worth Rs.50 crore was recovered. In Bengaluru South taluk, 15.8 acres worth Rs.34 crore and in North additional taluk, 15 acres worth Rs.30 crore was recovered. Harish Nayak, tahsildar, Bengaluru East, said that on Survey No 101, in Kodihalli, 25 guntas of kharab land was encroached by Golden Towers.
On Survey No 61 in Konena Agrahara, 1.33 guntas of land was purchased by Ravi Melwani, owner of Kemp Fort on Old Airport Road, in violation of Karnataka Land Reforms Act, Nayak said.
He said the land is yet to be reclaimed as the owner got a stay from the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal. “We will get the stay vacated. and once the government takes over the land, the temple will be handed over to the Muzrai Department,” he added.