Hasty land allotement, site crunch bother BDA
Allottees Demanding Plots In Sought-After Up market
Bangalore: The government proposes, but
the BDA can’t dispose. Of the 398 orders for stray site
allotments issued by the coalition government, the BDA could
so far allot only 72 sites as the authority is facing a “site
Simply put, the BDA is unable to keep pace with the government’s
hurried allotments of stray sites and hence, will need more
time – only after it gets a sizeable bank of stray sites,
sources in the government said.
Among the 72 allottees, the list of which has been made available
to TOL, prominent ones are ISRO chairman Madhavan Nair and
former governor V S Rama Devi; 25 are former and sitting legislators
and parliamentarians. The rest are people without defined
profiles, including the CM’s immediate kin.
As many as 56 allotments are 50 ft by 80 ft plots and the
rest are in 40 ft by 60 ft dimensions - all in OMBR, HSR and
HRBR layout,Nagarabhavi, JP Nagar, JB Nagar and BTM Layout.
Another piece of bad news for the next bunch of allottees
is that the BDA has exhausted its stray sites in sought after
areas where the market value is booming – HSR layout,
HAL, Indiranagar and BTM. A few sites in the last bunch of
old layouts are at HRBR, OMBR layouts, Nagarabhavi and BSK.
The new allotments will be made in layouts formed post 1999
– Anjanapura, BSK 6th Stage, Sir MV Layout and their
As per law, stray sites have to be allotted to those “
Persons in public life as may be directed by the government.”
Stray sites are those that are claimed back by the BDA after
default payment for an allotted site or a cancellation of
site. As per rule 5G of BDA’s allotment of site rules,
only 30% of such reclaimed sites can be allotted to the G
category and the rest 70% are auctioned.
However, all the allottees demand sites in upmarkat area
and nothing less than 50 ft by 80 ft plot.
Henceforth, BDA sites allottees will not allow them to sell
their properties for a decade. As per a government order issued
on April 27, all future allotments, including the Arkavathy
Layout site allottees will get lease – cum – sale
deeds instead of absolute sale deeds. However, the rule does
not apply to pervious site allottees.
This order is perhaps the fallout of the single bench judgement
on Arkavathy Layout in April where the judge had observed
that allottees could get sale deeds as soon as they paid the
site value, which enable them to sell sites for a higher value
to other buyers. Thus, the BDA sites are becoming a real estate