Construction booms as CMCs, BDA bicker
Bangalore: Shortage of land
within the BCC limit has led to a veritable construction boom
on city outskirts, especially in CMC areas. It is not a new
phenomenon, only that it has peaked in the past one or two
years; and farmers are reaping a rich dividend selling off
their plots to private developers.
This, in turn, has led to a number of illegal
layouts cropping up in CMC areas. Most of them have been built
by house-building cooperative societies formed by government
and nationalized bank employees, while others are by private
BDA puts the figure of unauthorized layouts
in CMC areas at 109, most of them in Amruthahalli, Mylasandra,
Dasarahalli, Thanisandra, Harohalli, Nagadevanahalli and Vibhuthipura.
BDA website, www.bdabangalore.org, has a link to these layouts.
- Construction boom in CMC areas as land value shoots up.
- BDA says there are 109 unauthorised layouts in CMC areas;
has issued notices to developers.
- CMCs wash their hands of the situation, blame BDA, say
they have no ‘plan-sanctioning’ powers.
- BDA says CMCs have responsibilities to fulfil.
- Hapless citizens caught in the middle.