Press Esc to close
Wednesday 03 September 2014
News updated at 1:59 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Illegal buildings:Siddu directs action against officials

Bangalore, August 26, 2013, DHNS:

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has directed Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner M Lakshminarayana to take stringent action against officials who permit construction of buildings in violation of byelaws.

“The issue has been taken seriously. Local engineers are learnt to have be allowing illegal constructions,” Siddaramaiah told reporters here on Monday when questioned about the measures taken by the government in the wake of rising cases of building collapse in the City.

Five different incidents of collapses of under-construction buildings have been reported in the last few weeks in the City. Recently, three persons were killed following a collapse of an under-construction building in Someshwaranagar. The building owners had taken up illegal construction in most of the cases.


Flak over garbage

When asked about the BBMP drawing flak over the zero garbage drive, Siddaramaiah said, “It is only a pilot project and was launched recently. I am personally monitoring the programme. We will ensure that it is a success.”

The programme was launched by BBMP on a pilot basis in 33 wards in the City. The objective was to segregate garbage at source as wet and dry waste. But the drive has not evoked good response in most of these wards. One of the reasons is said to be non-cooperation from the contractors.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523