BDA recovers encroached land worth Rs 306 crore in parts of Bengaluru

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BENGALURU: The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has recovered several properties, all worth Rs 306 crore, which were encroached by some realtors. A mega encroachment clearance drive was conducted on the directions of BDA chairman S R Vishwanath on Monday morning, based on the complaints received by citizens.

The BDA has now removed all illegal temporary sheds that had come up on the encroached land.

The BDA recovered several properties during an eviction drive on Sunday.

BDA chairman S R Vishwanath said, “We have cleared the encroached land by conducting mega operation with police protection. We have recovered more than Rs 306 crore worth of BDA property. However, we instructed the officials to prepare a Correct Dimension (CD) report and dispose them through auction. The authority is recovering properties one after another based on public complaints and after thorough verification”.

Giving details of  recovered properties, he said that in the first case, BDA had acquired 1 acre 17 guntas of land in Survey No. 27/3 of Devarachikkanahalli village of BTM and one acre of land in Survey No. 35/1 which was proposed for construction of a layout. However, after receiving information about attempts to encroach the plot, the BDA cleared the encroachments and has taken over the land. The properties are worth more than Rs 200 crore with a total area of land of total 2 acres and 17 guntas.

“In the second case, some land encroachers had occupied one acre and 11 guntas of land and built temporary sheds on the site at Sarakki Agrahara village in JP Nagar, 2nd Stage, which belongs to BDA. The encroachments had not been cleared though many notices were served earlier. The property, worth more than Rs 100 crore, has been now recovered”, he added

“In the third case, the land grabbers had encroached 20 acres of BDA land in Arkavathy Layout and were planning to construct a layout. The BDA has recovered property worth Rs 6 crore”, Vishwanath said.

The authority has also urged the public to bring such encroachments to its notice or to lodge complaints with it.

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