BENGALURU: ALTHOUGH no fresh demolition was taken up by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on Saturday, marked properties at RR Nagar and Siddaiah Road were still being cleared. Twelve properties were identified on Friday at BEML Layout and RR Nagar that are encroaching upon stormwater drains. The compound wall of an apartment complex was brought down and a five-storeyed building belonging to a retired official was partially demolished. Property owners carried out the demolitions on their own.
No new demolitions were taken up at Siddaiah Road too. Bettegowda, BBMP chief engineer, said, “Fresh markings are being done now, so new demolitions are likely to be taken up from Monday.”
R V Devaraj, MLA, took up the demolition work of his hotel, named Pai Vaibhav, located on Siddaiah Road, on his own. He sought technical expertise from chief engineers to ensure that the foundation of the building is safe.
Lakebed land worth `76cr recovered
Encroached land on lakebeds worth several crores was recovered in Bengaluru East district on Saturday. Bengaluru East district tahsildar Asha, who headed the drive, recovered 59 acres worth `76 crore in various places.