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BBMP MEN ON “DEMOLITION DRIVE” WITH A 114-YEAR OLD VILLAGE REVENUE MAPS AS GUIDE INSTEAD CDP OF BDA IS ILLEGAL

 
 
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BBMP MEN ON “DEMOLITION DRIVE” WITH A 114-YEAR OLD VILLAGE REVENUE MAPS AS GUIDE INSTEAD CDP OF BDA IS ILLEGAL
by System Administrator - Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 3:36 AM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Do not punish the innocent citizens for mistake committed by urban planners in Bangalore like BDA and Karnataka Town planning board .BBMP joint commissioners are faithfully following the over 100-year-old village maps instead of CDP which is legally enforceableto determine what is encroachment and what is not, in their zones. Reportdly "We are only following the findings of the revenue surveys. The 1904 village maps were redrawn in 1976 and both are being referred to while understanding the path of the storm water drain, and the encroachments are being marked according to them," said BBMP joint commissioner, BBMP commissioner said, "All the documents are available online for the public. We are following the alignment of the storm water drains and canals as per the survey done by the revenue department. We are still appealing to the public to come forward and demolish their encroachments, instead of forcing us to do it.""The old village maps are the only way to go back to the natural flow of water. It is the only source of original, authenticated information and we cannot go by later surveys," In fact, the BBMP and BDA have built storm water drains and we confuse between natural raja kaluves and man-made storm water drains. It would be impossible to identify raja kaluves in core areas of the city now.The drains would be 60ft wide but they don't exist anymore,"

BBMP is on illegal drive: while approving layout DC also does not put condition before conversion certificate is issued following 100-year-old village maps . While approving building plans in BBMP bye laws there is no mention in statute that 100-year-old village maps need to followed while sanctioning plans and now BBMP want to insist that after construction and sanctioning the plan as per CDP building is illegal .While sanctioning layout plans by even BDA never insisted to follow the 100-year-old village maps .In new Layout New drains and new roads are constructed .Drainage system: Several hundred buildings have been demolished by BBMP engineers alleging that they had encroached Rajakalve .But this will not solve the Bengaluru water drainage problem.The blunder committed by urban planners .No wide and deep drainage systems is planned as per requirements of city growth. As there is urgent need to close the polluted lakes at the same time big new drains need to constructed to drain out the storm water outside Bangalore .As you widen the roads at the same time you need to widen the drains to drain out the water outside the city . The drainage system is an essential part of living in a city or urban area, as it reduces flood damage by carrying water away. Fundamentally, the existing infrastructure and drainage system in the city cannot handle the excess water whenever there's a downpour. Originally, stormwater drains in Bangalore were designed in keeping with the three valleys that run across the city --- Vrishabhavathy, Hebbal and Koramangala-Challaghatta. They served the purpose so long as the population of the city was within a certain limit. The unprecedented growth of Bangalore, unaccompanied by the necessary infrastructure, has precipitated problems of a large magnitude. The city drainage system comprises major drains which need to widenedas you are widening roads , roadside drains and shoulder drains need to be widened , otherwise all of which get overburdened during the rainy season and city may submerged like Chennai disaster happened recently.

Several hundred buildings have been demolished by BBMP engineers alleging that they had encroached Rajakalve .But this will not solve the Bengaluru water drainage problem.The blunder committed by urban planners .No wide and deep drainage systems is planned as per requirements of city growth.Water problem of Bangaluru is solved by Cauvery water and Thippagondanhalli reservoir and right to water is not affected by any one. But right to life is affected as stagnated kere water is risk to health of citizens. Bangalore does not warrant Kere and Tank bund inside urban areas and they need to be closed for healthy Bangalore.Intellectuals need to debate this issue and stop demolition of already Built Bangaluru on Kere and Tank bund areas.. Save all layouts built on so called tank beds, whether it is BDA or Private Layout. Because in CDP it is residential area. DC Bengaluru Urban district has no power of demolition in planning area of Bengaluru.Stop reckless demolitions in Bangaluru.Find alternative ways to resolve the problems. Government is supreme in policy making. 'If a land fell within the ODP or CDP prepared for Bangalore Metropolitan Planning area the Special Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore, ceases to have any power under Section 95 of the Act, in view of the over-riding effect given to the provisions of the Planning Act by Section 76M thereof over all other laws which includes The Land Revenue 'Act.' If land use is shown as residential or commercial in CDP the building is legalevenit is shown as kere or kere anagala inrevenue map as land use shown in revenue map has no legal sanctity over CDP . Complaint is filedagainst DC Bengaluru Urban district before KSHRCfor demolishing the structures and residential or commercial in sarakki or Banasawadi or elsewhere without following due process of law under Eviction of public premises Act after court orders ( as several court orders high court and supreme court orders states that eviction has to take place after due process of law for those who have settled positions) .It is human right violations as every day in all national dailies news appearing of plights of affected persons as new born were not allowed to fed by their mothers .To obey one order of the court DC cannot disobey other court orders in respect of eviction .Even a rank tress passer has to be evicted after due process of law as per SC orders. Limitation Act is almost forgotten .Many persons have got ownership by adverse possessions .What the authorities were doing for several decades .suddenly you come and demolish like dictator and forgetting that India is democracy .Government cannot be so inhuman and through its people on foot path .It should make some alternative arrangements .

LAKES "KERE” are breeding grounds of the dengue aedes mosquitoes in urban areas "close them”.As there is urgent need to close the polluted lakes at the same time big new wide and deep drains need to constructed to drain out the storm water outside Bangalore .Urban planners only given thrust on wide roads and fly over's without deepening and widening storm water drainage system which makes many urban cities to submerge during rainy season. Be it the impact of climate change and global warming or something else, we must be prepared for changes in temperature and untimely rain and floods. Without catchment areas and down steam farming areas Kere and Small tanks have become stagnant water bodies and breeding ground for mosquitoes and such urban water bodies need to be closed and convert them into open grounds and urban forests. Earlier to urbanization every Kere and Tank bund had huge catchment area to provide fresh water and through tank bund water was flowing in downstream providing water for irrigation and drinking purposes and lake should be retained only in agricultural and green belt areas only..In view of urbanization no catchment area exists as it is already converted intobig layoutsand there by Kere and Tank became dried and dried Kere and Tank also were converted into layouts as no water exists there and today government demolishing the buildings in such dried Kere and Tank bund was an illegal exercise ,Government should ask the technical experts to make research on the subject as even live Kere and Tank bund does not have huge catchment area to provide fresh water through tank bund and water is stagnated and stagnated water mixed with sewage water has become breeding ground for mosquitoes and they spread dengu and other diseases to all Bangalore population.

Drainage system : As there is urgent need to close the polluted lakes at the same time big new drains need to constructed to drain out the storm water outside Bangalore .As you widen the roads at the same time you need to widen the drains to drain out the water outside the city . The drainage system is an essential part of living in a city or urban area, as it reduces flood damage by carrying water away.Fundamentally, the existing infrastructure and drainage system in the city cannot handle the excess water whenever there's a downpour. Originally, stormwater drains in Bangalore were designed in keeping with the three valleys that run across the city --- Vrishabhavathy, Hebbal and Koramangala-Challaghatta. They served the purpose so long as the population of the city was within a certain limit. The unprecedented growth of Bangalore, unaccompanied by the necessary infrastructure, has precipitated problems of a large magnitude. The city drainage system comprises major drains which need to widenedas you are widening roads , roadside drains and shoulder drains need to be widened , otherwise all of which get overburdened during the rainy season and city may sunmerged like Chennai disaster happened recently. .

Design New Drainage for Bengaluru: Flood risks and drainage are key considerations when planning all new suburbs. Today, underground drainage systems are generally designed to cope with frequent storms - those with a 20% chance of occurring in a year. Any excess water travels along planned overland flow paths that carry water away from properties. This prevents them from flooding in the majority of storms - up to those with a 1% chance of occurring in a year.We also look at other benefits when designing drainage systems, including the impact on rivers and creeks. For example, when building drainage inBengaluruwe also need to installgross pollutant traps, which capture large litter items like plastic bags, bottles, newspapers and cigarette butts to prevent them being washed into rivers and creeks. We need to createBasin to include a wetland to improve storm water quality, provide greater flood protection, and allow stormwater to be harvested to water harvestingopen spaces. Entering stormwater drains is dangerous and illegal, and could cost you your life or endanger others who rescue you. What's required is a comprehensive approach to the problem, which essentially involves putting in place a new widened sustainable drainage management system as in developed countries. A storm water drain renovation and widening and deepening and management project had to be prepared for Bangalore andimplementation it without delay. In the meantime, risk assessment of vulnerable areas must be carried out and corrective measures taken to minimize them.