Draft notification on BBMP wards delimitation today

15 days may be given to file objections

Speaking to reporters in Bangalore, Ashoka, who is also in-charge minister of Bangalore urban, said the draft has been finalised and the same would be notified by the Urban Development Department on Wednesday.
 All efforts would be made to ensure that the elections are held before July 31 as per the undertaking given by the State government to the Karnataka High Court, he said.
He said, the Government had decided to the extend the time frame for the public to file objections following the publication of the draft notification from seven days to 15 days.
Meanwhile, at a function organised by the BBMP, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar maintained that public will have only seven days to file any objections.
“In all probability we will be giving the final notification to the Election Commission in the next 20 days,” the minister Ashoka  said.
 “Approximately, each ward has been reconstituted with a population of 25,000 to 30,000 people. The new areas added to the Palike has been included in this reorganised wards list,” Suresh Krumar said.

3 types of penalties

The State government is now contemplating collecting three types of penalties under the Akrama-Sakrama scheme.
Ashoka said, the proposal includes collecting one type of penalty for constructions on civic amenities sites, another penalty for violation in plan and building bye-laws and a third type of penalty for violations of Floor Area Ratio (FAR).
Ashoka said, a final decision in the regard and the quantum of penalty would be discussed at another round of meeting with BDA and BBMP officials.
The minister  pointed out that all the three types or any of the penalties can be imposed, depending on the type of violation. If say, the building has been constructed on a civic amenity site, violated the bye-laws and FAR then all the three penalties can be imposed simultaneously, he said.
Ashoka reiterated that encroachments on storm water drains would be cleared at the earliest.
 A permanent monsoon task force to tackle rain havoc in Bangalore would be constituted soon, he added.




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