Plea to approve development plan as per RMP-2015

Plea to approve development plan as per RMP-2015

The Karnataka High Court has issued a notice to the state government, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) while hearing a plea seeking approval of the petitioner’s property as per the Revised Master Plan-2015.

Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav was hearing a petition filed by Jennifer Pinto and Anil Mehta who own properties in the city.

The petitioners have stated that they own plots of land encompassing an area of 9000 square feet. The said two plots of land are situated in Ambalipura village, Varthur. 

The land has been developed by setting up a construction studio. They further added that there is a water body about 41 meters away from their land and between them, there are houses, roads with drainages and other developments.

They want to sell the said land along with the studio. But because of the impugned order passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) resulting in the modification on the RMP 2015, there are no purchasers for the plots worth about Rs 6 crores.

The petitioners have moved the court seeking directions to the authorities to consider and approve the development plan in terms of Revised Master Plan (RMP)-2015 and without being influenced by the buffer zone (50 meters from the middle of Rajakaluve) issued by the NGT. 

According to the petitioners, the 50-meter buffer zone stipulated by the NGT is without any scientific basis and also without jurisdiction as the RMP-2015 was approved in July 2007 itself in terms of Town and Country Planning Act,1961.