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by System Administrator - Sunday, 14 August 2016, 11:49 PM

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Reportedly BDA finalized the plot prices and is making allotment finalized. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) appears to have flouted its rules and regulations for allotment of sites in the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout.Constituted to provide housing for people who do not have a own roof over their head, BDA, in its paper notification for Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda layout, omitted the clause of people owning private sites or apartments being ineligible for allotment of BDA sites.Section 10 (3) of the BDA (site allotment) rules of 1984 says: "No person who or any dependent member of whose family , owns a site or a house, or has been allotted a site or a house by the BDA, or a co-operative society registered under the Karnataka Co-operative Societies Act, 1959 or any other such Authority within the Bangalore Metropolitan Area, or has been allotted a site or a house in any other part in the state by any other Urban Development Authority or the Karnataka Housing Board or such agency of the government, shall be eligible to apply for allotment of a site."However, the paper notifi cation calling for Kempegowda Layout allotment omits the "who or any dependent member of whose family , owns a site or a house..." from the 10 (3) clause and says: "Any person either in hisher name or hisher spouse or any dependent member of hisher family has been already allotted a sitehouseflat or any other form of shelter by the erstwhile CITB BDA KHB House Building Co-operative Socities or any such other government authority within the Bangalore Metropolitan Area or has been allotted a site or house in any part in the state by any other urban develop ment authority or KHB or such other agency of the government are not eligible to apply for allotment of site as per rule 10 (3) of the BDA (site allotment) rules of 1984.".You need to Digest this: A 30 X 40 site will cost Rs 24 lakh plus registration; a 2,400 sq ft (60 X 40 feet) is Rs 54 lakh; and (hold on!) the 50 X 80 site will come for Rs one crore. Gone are the days when BDA sold sites for Rs 195 and Rs 225 per sq ft and when no Tom, Dick or Harry gave a second thought to apply for one. This is evident from what is happening at the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout which is being developed between Mysore and Magadi roads in the NICE road circuit. Now time has come that BDA should truly function as Planning authority and do only infrastructure projects instead of layout making and layout making and grup housing should to left to private sectors .If at all government want to do the projects it should give free sites and free houses to poor. Instead of making layout it can make money in approving layout and private builders are capable of selling the sites less than the BDA and market rates.

The blueprint for several residential layouts in the city has been drawn. However, every layout or subdivision of land within the local planning area of the planning authority needs prior approval from the planning authority as per the KTCP Act. The Bangalore Development Authority is the planning authority for the Bangalore Metropolitan Area covering about 1,306 sq km.    The procedure for approval of private layouts for residential use under the purview of the local planning area of BDA has been outlined below:     Any person who wishes to develop a layout within the local planning area of BDA has to apply in the prescribed format enclosing all the relevant documents such as ownership documents (sale deed, RTC, mutation extract etc), atlas/tippan, khata extract, latest tax paid certificate, encumbrance certificate etc. along with a no objection certificate from KSPCB, BWSSB and BESCOM.    The documents are verified and the land use of the area is checked in the CDP/Master Plan. The application is considered only if the land use is legally permissible, or in cases of violation, it is rejected. Site inspection is carried out to check the topography of land, land features, surrounding developments, road access etc.The draft layout plan is scrutinised as per the Zonal Regulations. The Draft Plan should conform to the provisions of the Zonal Regulations, that is, maximum 50 percent of area for residential which has now been increased to 55 percent as per the recent government order, minimum 15 percent of area for parks and the rest for roads and CA sites, overall circulation pattern and CDP/Master Plan.     The subject is placed before the BDA Committee for approval. The Committee has the powers to approve or reject the subject based on its merits within prescribed norms. If the subject is approved, as per the meeting resolution the applicant is asked to remit prevailing layout approval charges specified by the BDA.    After the payment is made, the applicant has to relinquish the park, CA area and roads to the BDA as per the Draft Layout Plan. After relinquishment of these areas, work order, sanctioned layout plan and release order for 60 percent of sites is issued to the applicant. After the layout is fully executed with civic facilities such as water, electricity, drains, roads etc., the remaining 40 percent of sites are released. If the applicant fails to execute or develop the layout within five years, the authority has the powers to execute the works on its own and allot the remaining 40 percent sites. Prevailing layout approval charges Supervision charges: Rs 65,700 per acre Betterment fee: Rs 20 per sq mt Scrutiny fee: Rs 0.5 per sq mt Slum improvement cess: Rs 25,000 per hectare. LAND ACQUISITION BY BDA ONLY FOR DESIGNATED PURPOSES IN CDP IS VALID UNDER KTCP ACT