Arkavathy layout site allottees to move court against BDA

Arkavathy layout site allottees to move court against BDA

As the financial year is drawing to a close, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) finds itself in a precarious situation of being unable to fulfill the promise of forming the Arkavathy Layout in 2012-13.

While the site allottees have decided to take legal action against the BDA, officials are finding it hard to take complete possession of the land notified for the formation of the layout.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, BDA Commissioner T Sham Bhat said the Authority has been able to resolve only 70 per cent of the issues pertaining to land possession. “Our biggest challenge has been to resolve the problems pertaining to the General Power of Attorney (GPA) holders in the villages.

per the Supreme Court directions, we are entitled to give 40 per cent of the developed land to farmers and not to GPA holders,” Bhat said.

.According to Bhat, the problem of GPA persists across all the 16 villages notified for the formation of the Arkavathy Layout. Claiming that the BDA is trying to solve the problems, he said the Authority is close to completing the process of denotifying the land.

 “The verdict given by the Supreme Court recently, has asked us to drop the acquisition of land under six specific provisions. These are nearing completion. Once we are able to ascertain the exact land extent, then the GPA problems will also be eliminated,” he said.

On the other hand, fed up with the ‘false promises’ of the BDA, the Arkavathy Land Allottees’ Association (ALAA) is all set to file a Writ of Mandamus before the High Court. “The BDA has failed to fulfill its obligations to form the layout. We will take legal remedy for the situation in the next two weeks,” said a member of the ALAA. According to ALAA, as many as 96 allottees are set to file the petition against the BDA.

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