DC relaunches drive to evict encroachers from govt land

DC relaunches drive to evict encroachers from govt land

Recovers 6.10 acres on opening day

B M Vijay Shankar, district commissioner of Bengaluru, along with L C Nagaraj, assistant commissioner, conducting the eviction drive near Banaswadi on Saturday.

The district commissioner of Bengaluru has relaunched the eviction drive to recover government land from private encroachments in the city.

B M Vijay Shankar, along with L C Nagaraj, assistant commissioner with the Bengaluru Urban DC, began the process and recovered 6.10 acres on Saturday morning.

An official from the DC's office said the drive was conducted at four places, including Banaswadi, Siddapura, Nagondanahalli and Hirandahalli.

He also said a granite shop was being run by a private encroacher at Banaswadi at a 10 gunta land, which has been evacuated on Friday night since there was prior intimation regarding the eviction drive.

At Siddapura, Adarsh Developers have encroached one acre, four acres were encroached by a person identified as Adoor Murali at Hirandanahalli, and one acre was encroached by D Narayanappa at Nagondanahalli, where a Nilgiri farm was cultivated.

Officials said that the land recovered on Saturday is worth at least Rs 34 crore.

Shankar told DH that the place was demolished and the officials have begun fencing the land.

With the state Assembly elections keeping the officials busy, the eviction drive had come to a halt since March. But now, the officials want to conduct the drive on every Saturday.