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by System Administrator - Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:04 PM

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Keep the entire network of Bengalru Drain Network wide deep and clean to avoid flooding. The monsoon is knocking on the door and Bengaluru's civic agency is lacked preparedness for it is thoroughly exposed when , particularly after last Saturday's rains and thunders storm that uprooted 117 trees and claimed a life. Reportedly Though the civic agencies have listed out a string of measures being taken for the monsoon, officials reiterate they need time to fix the problems. BBMP need togear up for the rains."All the leaves of officers and engineers have been cancelled till the monsoon. They have been told to keep their phones switched on all the time. BBMP have identified over 200 flood-prone areas and will be placing sandbags along storm water drains to prevent flooding. People reportsfor several years stormWater Drain are not cleared ,This one of the reason for Bangalore Flooding in recent times. The stormWater Drain arefilled with waste construction materials, cement debris, plastic, leaves etc.,  and presently BBMP is only on demolition drive but demolished debris is not cleaned and it is lying on the drain itself. During rain, the rain water will not flow easily, instead stagnates and form water body, which is breeding ground for mosquitos, reptiles Dengu etc., There is need for cleaning and widening and deepening of all side storm water drains of all roads and all ring roads and state and national high waysthey have actually replaced and re routed and shifted the Rajakalves of earlier revenue Bengaluru and now any other Rajakaluve is not necessary . To me demolition of Bengaluru is not necessary to solve the flooding problem .Now time has come every citizen should file RTI application to find out how many fake bills have been raised for cleaning and widening the storm water drain and roads in each AEE area in BBMP without doing work. Let the Mayor and commissioner demolish the corruption if any exists in BBMP engineering department who allegedly raises fake bills and loot the peace of mind by flooding the Bengaluru.

Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964 provisions cannot override under section 76 of the Karnataka town & country planning Act 1961 . If anybody violates CDP land use under section 73 of Karnataka town & country planning Act 1961 it is an offence and attract penal provisions. 14. enforcement of the outline development plan and the regulations: (1) On and from the date on which a declaration of intention to prepare an outline is published under Sub-section (1) of Section 10, every land-use, every change in land-use and every development in the area covered by the plan shall conform to the provisions of this Act, the Outline Development Plan and the regulations, as finally approved by the State Government under Sub-section (3) of Section 13." .Once the Layout is approved by BDA/DC converted the land it loses the character of agricultural land and the layout is sanctioned based on relinquishing 45 % the open spaces and roads and drains to planning authorities /BBMP and question of they encroaching the areas as per revenue map does not arise as revenue map by then loses its agricultural features after development .Stop demolitions based on 1905 revenue maps as they pertains to agricultural lands abd based on Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964provisions cannot override under section 76 of the Karnataka town & country planning Act 1961 : Question of separate existence of Rajakalves and drains and canals does not arise once the agricultural lands were converted into residential areas the road and attaché drains were formed in layout . Rajakalves and drains were merged with Layout roads and separate drains and lands were leveled and made into residential areas after conversion from agricultural to residential uses and about 15% of spaces were used for roads and drains within road width areas. Zonal Plan as its provisions overrides the provisions of Karnataka Land Revenue Act 1964 under section 76 -M of Karnataka Town & country Planning Act 1961 in respect oflands coming under local planning authority like BDA and revenue map of 1905 cannot override present CDP. Canals appearing in revenue maps based on Karnataka Land Revenue Act 1964 cannot be enforced for converted lands as new road and attaché drains were formed in layout. How to solve water drainage problem: Drainage system : As there is urgent nee BDA is the planning and development authority for Bangalore Metropolitan Area covering 1279 sq km. The Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of Bangalore was prepared by BDA for the first time in 1984 under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1961. The government approved the Revised CDP in 2015which is still in force.In the Mean while The Karnataka high court on Tuesday asked the authorities not to demolish a multi-storey building in Bilekahalli, southeast Bengaluru, as long as the sanction plan issued by BBMP stood valid.Justice Anand Byrareddy made the observation while disposing of a petition filed by SN Builders and Developers and its managing partner Shah Sanjay . The petitioners have accused the officials of harassing them though they had constructed the building based on a valid sanction plan issued by the civic authority. The judge wondered how could the authorities demolish any building when the sanction plan issued by them is valid. Even the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) is in a fix and it has sent a communication seeking clarification as to why a century-old village map or the master plan should be taken into account while determining the cases on hand, they added. Earlier, Justice Reddy wondered if there's any compensation mechanism for people who have lost their houses overnight. "Where do these people go for a shelter? Is there any compensation mechanism in place? Nobody is talking about these aspects," the judge said.On use of revenue maps, the judge said a house owner cannot be expected to know the survey number of any area he she is living.The government advocate informed the court that the demolition exercise was undertaken only on encroachments on storm water drains and no action is being taken in cases pertaining to buffer zone as the issue is still pending before the Supreme Court after National Green Tribunal verdict. BBMP has requested people to remove encroachments on their own, based on the maps