The Muzrai Department Proposes and the Revenue Department Disposes!!!
Builder and the Muzarai Department plans road in place of kalyani in Vasanthapura-konanakunte-1000 year old Sri Vasantha Vallabaraya temple property
The Muzrai Department decided to hand over 8000 square feet of kalyani (Sacred Pond) land belonging to the 1,000-year-old Vasantha Vallabaraya temple for the construction of a 40 feet wide road in Vasanthpura near Konanakunte favouring a real estate developer. The road will provide a 15-acre landlocked private property access to the Vasanthpura Main Road.
A former member of the temple’s administrative committee alleged that the land is being diverted for the road at the behest of N. Balakrishna Naidu, the proprietor of Naidu Projects Land Developers. Mr. Naidu wrote a letter on May 17 requesting the Muzrai Department to set aside land for a 40-feet road “in public interest”.
Alleging that the department is favouring the builder as part of a quid-pro-quo arrangement, C. Srinivas says: “People of these parts have a deep emotional connect with the temple and the kalyani.”
It is said that the Muzrai Department deliberately turned the kalyani into a sewer by colluding with the builder and releasing effluents into it. “Kalyani has been polluted for the past five years. Now that people have stopped using it, the authorities concerned are all set to build a road in its place,” he says.
The row over diverting 8,000 sq. ft. of land belonging to the 1,000-year-old Vasantha Vallabaraya temple for the construction of a road in Vasanthpura near Konanakunte appears has been finally put to rest. The Revenue Department has struck down the proposal to hand over the land, which bounds the temple’s Kalyani (sacred pond), for the construction of a road. In an order passed on December 5, the Special Deputy Commissioner (Bangalore South) instructed that the proposal to build a 40-foot road should be dropped immediately.
The proposed road was to provide access to an upcoming residential complex which was being built by a real estate developer. The order the Deputy Commissioner said that the land on which the housing complex was being built has another access road to the south and did not need one more to connect it to the Vasanthpura Main Road.