15 lakh 'akrama' properties in State


Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, on his way to Badami taluk in Bagalkot district to lay foundation stone for the construction of new houses for flood-affected people, he said that the number of unauthorised properties in Bangalore alone was about seven lakh, and Rs 5,000 crore revenue was expected through the regularisation of these properties.

Unauthorised buildings constructed at places meant for public amenities like schools, park, and tanks would not be regularised. In Bangalore, the process of demolishing unauthorised houses built after 2007 had been cancelled. The Government would be recommended to take strict action against engineers and officials who were involved in constructing unauthorised buildings, and to check such practices in coming days. About 45 Kalyana Mantaps which were built violating the rules had been closed in Bangalore. It was also being thought to give concession in the amount of penalty to be paid by house owners during the one-time settlement. The proposal would soon come for consideration before the Cabinet, Ashok explained.

On NWKRTC
A proposal would be sent to the chief minister to give tax exemption to the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), and all attempts would be made to revive the NWKRTC. Four officials, who were responsible for the loss incurred by the NWKRTC, were suspended and the condition of the Corporation was improving. Bijapur had been shifted to North East Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC), and 450 new buses had been added to the NWKRTC this year, he added.

Ministers Katta Subramanya Naidu and Aravind Limbavali, NWKRTC Chairman Mallikarjun Savakar, and others were present.

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