BDA told to amend zonal regulations in a week

The High Court has directed Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to make necessary amendments to the zonal regulations in the Revised Master Plan, 2015, in a week’s time and send it to the government.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the government to call for objections through a public notification and make necessary changes to notify the amendments in the next two months.   

The bench pulled up the government and BDA for delay in amending the zonal regulations.

Hearing the impleading application filed by Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), the bench said BDA was playing a game by not executing its duties on time. CREDAI had sought for vacating the interim order which had directed to make necessary amendments in the zonal regulations to curb commercial activity in residential areas that lacked wide roads. 

During the hearing, the bench observed that delaying the necessary government procedures has affected builders and land owners as they have to bear the escalated costs. The court sought information about officers who are involved in delaying the process and orally observed that escalated costs can be collected from such officers.

 The bench said that if the orders are not followed, the court will take necessary action against the officers.

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