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Cong corporator too seek clarity on demolitions 27.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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CM to meet Cong legislators 26.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has convened a meeting of Congress legislators from Bengaluru on Saturday morning to discuss about the demolition drive by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.

The meeting has been convened to apprise the legislators on the drive which has created a lot of resentment among people, especially those who have constructed houses on rajakaluves. Senior officers of the BBMP will also attend the meeting to be chaired by the chief minister.

The MLAs had been reportedly complaining that they were not taken into confidence before launching the demolition drive.

Besides, AICC general secretary incharge of Karnataka Digvijaya Singh is scheduled to arrive in Bengaluru on Saturday on a private visit.

He is expected to arrive at 5.30 pm and likely to leave for Delhi late in the evening, sources in the Congress said.

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Petition on betterment charges dismissed 26.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Friday dismissed a batch of petitions filed by various builders and developers and apartment owners seeking quashing of the circulars and demand notices issued to them to pay betterment charges and improvement charges for properties coming up in the newly added BBMP areas. The petitioners, Gokulam Shelters Pvt. Ltd, Mantri Developers Pvt Ltd., Manyata Reality and others approached the court seeking directions to quash the circulars and notices issued to them by the Assistant Revenue Officer BBMP asking them to pay betterment charges and improvement charges for properties owned by them. BBMP had calculated the charges at the rate of Rs 250 per square metre for properties falling under the jurisdiction of newly added areas in BBMP and Rs 200 in for 100 wards which were already existing. The petitioners had contended that the charges calculated by BBMP were unscientific and high. They had also challenged the Karnataka Municipal Corporation (Recovery of Improvement Expenses) Rules, ...
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BDA likely to roll back hike in property tax 26.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority may decide to roll back the hike in property taxes at its board meeting likely to be held on August 31. BDA hiked property taxes in April around the time the BBMP too increased property taxes. The taxes have been fixed based on the guidance value of the sites in a particular area. The tax rates are 0.05% of the guidance value for sites measuring 1,200 sq ft and below whereas for sites above 1,200 sq ft, it is 0.1%. Many property owners have been visiting the BDA offices complaining about the steep hike in taxes. They have also appealed for reduction of rates. Harish, who has a plot measuring 2,400 sq ft in Anjanapura Layout, said the tax notice says he will have to pay Rs 4,500 from this year. "Mine is a vacant site in a layout where there is no water supply, roads are in bad shape and civic amenities have not been provided yet. Yet, I have been asked to shell out Rs 4,500. It is nothing but loot," said Harish. He added that compared to last year, the hike is ...
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Demolition victims say BBMP using wrong map 26.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The BBMP officers on a demolition drive had to face stiff resistance from residents who accused them of altering the alignment of stormwater drains in order to facilitate powerful people at Avani Sringeri Nagar on Friday. The drive to remove encroachment of the stormwater drain was led by assistant executive engineer Ganesh Hegde. Compound walls of two apartments were bulldozed. A verbal duel ensued between Rajesh V Shankar and other officers. Shankar said, "The BBMP maps do not show the existence of any drain. Yet my property is being targeted. The demolition drive should be carried out in accordance with the village map and not the one created by the BBMP." In reply, Hegde said, "The demolition is being carried out based on the survey done by the revenue and BBMP officials. Hence, there is no question of creating bogus documents." PIL seeks system to punish officials A PIL has been filed before the High Court by Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and Namma Bengaluru Foundation seeking directions to ...
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Palike gets defence land, all clear for rail bridge work 26.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Another major hitch in completing the rail overbridge (ROB) at Baiyappanahalli has been cleared with the state government giving its nod to the BBMP for exchanging its park land near Halasuru lake with the defence establishment. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) wanted 9,991 sq mtrs of land belonging to the Madras Engineer Group (MEG). The defence establishment, in return, wanted land equal to the guidance value of its property. Even before the BBMP could suggest any alternative land, the defence officials asked them to part with the Kensington Park near Halasuru Lake. Already, half of the park land has been given to the MEG on lease. The lease period was due for renewal when defence officials proposed to hand over the entire land in exchange for their land in Baiyappanahalli. Talks for the exchange of land were going on for years but there was no breakthrough. It was only recently when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held a joint meeting with the state government, BBMP and the defence ...
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BBMP likely to appeal HC ruling that annuls village maps 26.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sought legal opinion to challenge a ruling of the High Court which held that topographical details in village maps do no hold good if they are missing in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CPD) or the master plan. The court gave the ruling in 2014 on a petition filed by Sobha Developers against the BBMP which had denied it permission to lay electrical cables and sewage lines for its Sobha Rubi and Sobha Platinum apartments at Nagasandra on the grounds that it had encroached upon a stormwater drain. Notwithstanding the High Court ruling, the BBMP has gone ahead to demolish structures though the master plan does not show stormwater drains in some cases. Fearing that the ruling may hit its demolition drive, the Palike has decided to challenge it. A senior counsel hired by the Palike said that the court could turn down the appeal on the grounds that it was filed "very late", a senior BBMP official told DH on the condition of anonymity. "Still, we have ...
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Bengaluru demolition drive: People angered by double standard towards big and small builders 26.8.2016 India Today| Must Read
Following the demolition drive undertaken by the BBMP where around 1900 encroachments were identified, the perception among the common man was that big builders were being let off while small ones were being unfairly punished
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BBMP demolitions - digging in deep | Will YOU compensate the victims? | Talking about Trump in Bangalore 26.8.2016 Citizen Matters

Curated newsletter from Citizen Matters, Bangalore

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Live streaming - NBF panel on BBMP demolitions 26.8.2016 Citizen Matters

Catch the Live Webcast at 10:30 am
DATE: 27 August 2016

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So, are 'you' prepared to compensate the victims of the BBMP demolition? 26.8.2016 Citizen Matters

As BBMP's demolition drive continues, voices grow shriller in demand for compensation from the government; read this and decide if that's really a good idea.

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BBMP Bulldozers roar in Nyanappanahalli now 26.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
Apartment residents try to prevent BBMP officials from bringing down a compound wall saying that the civic body is deviating from the revenue map
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Education dept to check for encroachments 26.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Drive soon to clear encroachments on govt school land 26.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Those who have encroached the land of government schools will soon face the music.
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NBF panel to discuss legal recourse for victims of demolition 25.8.2016 Citizen Matters

People who lost their homes in the recent demolition drive are fighting for justice. Here's one occasion to extend solidarity to them.

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Toy-like vehicles to collect garbage 25.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Toy-like vehicles are likely to replace reeking autorickshaw carriers for door-to-door garbage collection in the city.

A Hyderabad-based firm, Troops Services Private Limited, has come forward to supply the electric vehicles to the BBMP.

These vehicles are hardly two-and-half-feet wide and five-feet-long. It is an answer to the pushcarts and the autorickshaws where mixed waste is dumped.

Chairman of the firm Shiva Prakash Reddy said the vehicle is user-friendly and eco-friendly.
"It has been designed to reach narrow lanes and is completely covered. Its carrier can be lifted mechanically to unload garbage," said Reddy.

The vehicles are being used in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Noida. It might be inducted in the BBMP. The firm will give a demonstration before the corporators at the BBMP head office on Friday.
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Palike demolishes apartment compound, houses on SWD 25.8.2016 deccanherald.com
There was tension at Surakasha Golden Palm Apartment at Arakere, off Bannerghatta Road, as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) razed the compound wall of the residential complex on Thursday. After razing many buildings at Avani Sringeri Nagar in Arakere, the BBMP and Bengaluru Urban district authorities identified more buildings including the compound wall of Suraksha Apartment for encroaching upon the stormwater drain (SWD). On Wednesday, Palike officials had marked the encroached portions of the buildings, sending residents into a tizzy. Fearing that they would lose their properties, residents swarmed the house of the local corporator Bhagyalakshmi Murali on Wednesday night requesting her to use her influence to stop the demolition drive. "They were at my house till late Wednesday night. It was very difficult to convince them to part with their properties. It is very apparent that the BBMP is targeting small properties while the big ones are left untouched," she said. As the BBMP team reached ...
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How BBMP, BDA contributed to drain encroachment mess 25.8.2016 Citizen Matters

BDA master plan is not based on state Revenue Department's maps. Result: BDA master plan cannot be a reference for nalas!

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Join NBF's fight to bring justice to the victims of demolition 25.8.2016 Citizen Matters

People who lost their homes in the recent demolition drive are fighting for justice. Here's one occasion to extend solidarity to them.

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Demolition drive hits wall after BBMP top guns differ 25.8.2016 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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