Second phase Kempegowda layout sites alloted

Second phase Kempegowda layout sites alloted

 Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. File photo

Through the process of random computerised allotment, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, on Tuesday, allotted 4,971 sites in Nadaprabu Kempegowda Layout to beneficiaries.

This is the second phase of the allotment. In the first phase, 5,000 sites were allotted in 2016- 17. So far, a total of 17,900 sites have been allotted in the layout. This includes 849 allottees of Arkavathy layout and 5,957 people who have given up land for development projects.

Kumaraswamy said that infrastructure works were being completed in Kempegowda layout. Roads, culverts, stormwater drains and sewage drains were created.

"Around Rs 3,000 crore has been sanctioned to BDA to complete the infrastructure works, and ensure that the lapses in previous layouts do not recur," the CM said.

Demand for loan mela

Some allottees of Kempegowda Layout, urged BDA officials and the government to extend the lease period and organise a loan mela so that they can pay the amounts in time.

Reacting to this, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara (who is also Bengaluru Development minister) said, that the government would look into the demands.

No encroachment clearance

Reacting to the rain havoc over the last two days in the city, Kumaraswamy said that the government had not initiated any action to clear encroachments; on humanitarian grounds. 

“We have sought a report from the Revenue Department on the encroachments in the city. The clearance drive will begin only after we get the report. However, BBMP officials have been asked to ensure that there are no deaths in the city due to of heavy rain,” the CM added. 

He added that directions were issued to BBMP to ensure that there is no flooding in low-lying areas. The chief secretary was told to call a meeting and oversee BBMP works. BBMP officials were told to work on a war-footing and ensure people don't suffer because of heavy rain.


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