Allotment of 'G' category BDA sites stopped: CM

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday said the State government has stopped processing allotment of ‘G’ category BDA sites, the orders for which were issued prior to Karnataka High Court judgement in 2010 stating that the government does not have powers to allot sites.

Replying to Goolihatti Shekar (Ind), who alleged that the government has allotted 48 ‘G’ category BDA sites after the High Court order in the Legislative Assembly, he said about 325 sites were allotted prior to the Court order.

Of them, 48 were under various stages of allotment, allotment fee was taken with respect to nine cases, sale deed executive process was on with respect to 19 cases and in 20 cases the allottees had sought alternative sites, he added.

After obtaining the opinion of the Law department, the Government on May 19, 2012 directed the BDA to stop the process. However, only in two cases allotment has been made after the court order, he added.

On allegation by Krishna Byre Gowda that Bengaluru International Airport Area Planning Authority (BIAAPA) has been illegally allowing developers to utilise 55 per cent of land for site development in the old layouts, the chief minister assured to take appropriate action against the guilty officials.

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