Govt lands worth Rs 100 cr reclaimed

Govt lands worth  Rs 100 cr reclaimed

The Bangalore Urban district authorities went on an intensive anti-encroachment drive in the last two days reclaiming properties worth about Rs 100 crore.

The Deputy Commissioner of Bangalore Urban District, V Shankar told Deccan Herald that the properties reclaimed include a lake in Attibele, estimated to be worth around Rs 60 crore in the prevailing market rate.

As many as seven people had encroached upon a lake in survey number 118 of Manchenahalli and survey number 18 of Arehalli. The encroachers had constructed some sheds and were cultivating on 27 acres and 18 guntas of a lake spread in 43 acres and 27 guntas. The demolition drive was carried out by Anekal Tahsildar, Anil Kumar Palya.

There was some resistance from the encroachers as they demanded the district authorities to serve notices. A similar exercise was carried out at Amruthahalli under Bangalore North Additional Taluk where the district officials recovered one acre and 15 guntas of land in survey number 9 .

Many shops including a bar, beauty parlour, restaurants and houses which had been constructed on the encroached land were razed to ground. Five people had grabbed the land on the basis of fake documents.

In Bangalore East Taluk, a portion of a land in survey number 122 and 123 of Sulikunte village, which was granted to the Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation and Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited  was reclaimed.

The prevailing market value of the land is said to be Rs 10 crore. The East Taluk officials also evicted 20 guntas of encroachment on a stormwater drain in Kadugodi Sheegehalli village.

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