BDA to build 5,700 more flats

BDA to build 5,700 more flats

BDA to build 5,700 more flats

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will build and allot 5,700 more flats to people in 2015-16, as per the State Budget. This will be in addition to the 13,000 flats it is already constructing.

A BDA official said the construction of 5,700 flats would be taken up in 2015 but the allocation would be made only next year. The flats will come up at Kanminike, Kommaghatta, Malagala, Vollegarahalli Phase 5 and Alur. They will be allocated based on the number of attempts made by an individual in the past.

In 2014-15, the BDA constructed and allotted about 4,000 flats. Almost 8,000 applications are still pending with it for two and three BHK flats. Fresh notifications for allotment of these flats and the new set of flats will be issued by the end of March.

But allotment will happen only after 10 months because people will need around 7-8 months to pay for them, the official said.

Besides, 5,000 sites in the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout will be allotted in the next financial year, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said in the budget speech. The BDA official said work on layout formation was under way and sites of all dimensions — 20x30 feet, 30x40 feet, 40x60 feet and 80x120 feet — will be formed. The agency will also construct budget homes but their allotment will take some time.

Apart from the number of attempts and financial status, the inability to get plots in the controversial Arkavathi Layout will determine an individual’s chances of getting sites in the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout. Meantime, BDA will have to hasten the process of finalising the registration and allocation of sites in Arkavathi Layout, the official added.

As per the budget, 117 lakes have been transferred to the BDA for rejuvenation. But only 12 of them have been revived in the first phase. While comprehensive developmental of 14 lakes is under way, the BDA will have to revive 19 more lakes in 2015-16.