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WHY BBMP NEED ISRO IMAGES TO TACKLE ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS WHEN IT IS NOT ACTING ON COMPLAINTS OF CITIZENS?

 
 
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WHY BBMP NEED ISRO IMAGES TO TACKLE ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS WHEN IT IS NOT ACTING ON COMPLAINTS OF CITIZENS?
by System Administrator - Friday, 28 October 2016, 2:38 PM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : The owners of illegal constructions have taken stay against BBMP and BBMP legal department is not able to vacate the stays granted in KAT since several years and in several hundred cases as in many cases all nexus operates and complainants are at risk of lifes .BBMP can take note of complaint and stop illegal construction and it does not need Isro satellites images to keep a tab on illegal constructions in the city .BBMP, which has failed to put a stop to illegal constructions and building violations, is in talks with the space agency to get satellite maps at regular intervals to monitor illegal constructions.Two BBMP engineers have been suspended pending an inquiry. Assistant engineer Raghavendra and assistant executive engineer Kodananda Reddy were suspended for not acting in time against the owners for building by-law violations. Raghavendra had issued a notice to the owners after the authorities noticed the sanctioned plan was for ground plus-two floors, while the structure was ground-plus four floors.Five persons were involved in the project to build a PG accommodation to cater to the IT workforce in Sarjapur and Electronics City .An under-construction five-storey building in Bellandur, southeast Bengaluru, crashed on Wednesday afternoon, killing three persons and injuring at least eight. The construction was in violation of several norms, civic officials said. The top four floors fell in a heap on a road abutting the building and a vacant plot next to the road. Two cars on the road were damaged when debris fell on them. "The engineers did not follow up the case after issuing the first notice a few months ago. It was their responsibility to warn and later remove the illegal construction and file a criminal case against the owner," said BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. The BBMP is in the thick of controversy as its recent drive against encroachments on storm water drains and lakebeds have thrown up several cases of official connivance. The Bellandur building collapse is another instance of the civic body's inability to crack down on illegal constructions, experts said.