Confusion prevails for new NPKL allottees

Confusion prevails for new NPKL allottees

 Confusion continues to prevail for the allottees of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout (NPKL) due to a communication gap between Deputy Chief Minister, G Parameshwara and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) board.

Even as Parameshwara had assured the allottees that they will be given an additional penalty-free extension during randomisation, the message has not reached the BDA officials yet, due to which the allottees are suffering.

Surya Kiran an NPKL allottee said: “We allottees have made many visits with requests to the BDA to wave off the late payment fee and over extension on site payment. But nothing has happened. Time for most of the allottees to make full payment is ending as people have started receiving allotment letters. It is crucial for the BDA to look into it.”

Sujatha, another allottee, added that bank loans were already a challenge. Late payment fee will only be an additional burden. She said, “The government cannot penalise us for not being financially sound.”

BDA officials, meanwhile, expressed helplessness. They say, that so far, no written communication or government order has come. “The government has not issued any orders and the BDA rules cannot be changed without government and board permission. Parameshwara is the BDA board chairman, and also the Bengaluru development minister,” said a BDA official, who did not want to be named.

The allottees had also requested the government to reduce the sale-cum-lease period from 10 years to five years. But, this is pending as well.