The recent rains in and around Bangalore has significantly validated the NGT`s order regarding the buffer zone and the distance to be maintained from the lakes, Raja kaluve, and other water bodies.

But, some vested interests pressurised the Government to plead in the Supreme Court of India against the sensible order of the NGT, and the ill effects of such pleadings will have an adverse impact on the home buyers during nature`s fury.

Kengeri received more than 100mm of rain in 5 hours yesterday resulting in the water flow in the low lying areas.  The vrishbhavathi river is in full spate and the adjoining apartment complexes and illegal layouts are flooded.

There are apartments complexes by the side of this river, which is highly polluted with toxins, flow during the monsoon without any smell and during the summer, a stink raises from this river results in respiratory health problems, but the sellers/owners/builders are not bothered and MARKET THESE PROPERTIES WITH FANFARE.

A leading builder`s leading complex is very close to the river on Mysore road and it is heard that 75% of this mighty residential complex is SOLD.  A compliance report from the BBMP might be sought at the time of issuance of OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE for this project. The buyers might face issues with such projects.

In, Bangalore east, the most thickly populated area is kaggadasapura and surrounding areas have apartment complexes with abnormal deviation and have encroached all the ditches, channels, sewage flowing channels, Raja kaluve and secondary channel, results in flooding.  The Raja kaluve in these areas have disappeared.

Even, in the areas, where there is no flooding, due to water stagnation, the foundation of the apartment complex has become very weak, which is very dangerous and is not suitable for living.

It is natural for the rain water to flow through the natural gradient formed thousands of years ago and it is the nature`s law, but, by constructing houses across such rivulets, channels, water bodies and low lying areas, naturally brings in the storm water during heavy rains.

While choosing the property, many factors like these have to be kept in mind.