The BBMP has finally woken up to initiate the penal proceedings against illegal and unauthorised construction or deviation or violation of the building by-laws, by levying 50% penalty of the existing property taxes on the owners and make the concerned officials and engineers responsible for illegal, unauthorised constructions, violation and deviation from the sanctioned building plan, to put an end to the illegalities.
It is also found that many of the illegal constructions go unnoticed and if action is initiated against such violations, the violators approach the court and obtain a temporary stay and the BBMP has recommended to the Government to amend KMC Act, that in such a situation, 50% of the value of the property must be deposited with the BBMP as a prelude to approach the court for any relief.
This may act as a deterrent to the illegal constructions.
Above normal seasonal rains were predicted by the IMD and the intimation sent to the civic authorities but the low lying residential areas, supposed to be in the line of flood zone were not intimated or informed.
It is natural for the rainwater to flow on the low gradients and the NGT specified 50-meter buffer zone for the safety of the citizens and for the easy flow of the water, but many revenue, DC Converted, illegal buildings, unauthorised layouts and structures blocked the free flow of rainwater in the normal water channels, whereby it enters the low gradient zones.
More downpour is expected in a couple of days and the civic authorities must immediately take appropriate steps to stop the flow of rainwater in residential zones.
Most of the B Katha and revenue sites are on the battle zone.
The B Katha owners are very lucky that the katha is being regularised or converted to A katha and are thinking, just by paying the charges, it could be done.
Wait and follow the procedures.
The Government is coming out with the new notification and guidelines soon.
Every B katha cannot be regularised or converted. Only those eligible are regularised. Even, if the katha is regularised, based on misrepresentation of facts or lies or false declarations, it will STANDS CANCELLED, once it is scrutinised.
NEW PROPOSAL FOR ILLEGAL BUILDINGS
NO WATER AND NO ELECTRICITY FOR UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTIONS AND BUILDINGS WITH DEVIATIONS IN FUTURE!!!
WHAT ABOUT THE ILLEGAL BUILDINGS WITH DEVIATIONS AND VIOLATIONS HAVING WATER AND POWER CONNECTIONS????
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sought orders from state government to reject regular water and power connection to illegal residential projects.
The BBMP has the power to sanction the building plan within its jurisdiction it has been noticed that sanctioned plans are violated and further illegal constructions are being made. BBMP commissioner has written a letter to the Urban Development Department (UDD) seeking to disallow permanent BWSSB and BESCOM connections for properties violating sanction plans following occupancy certificates.
The Urban Development Department has to seek the opinion of the AG, BWSSB AND BESCOM before empowering the BBMP to direct the civic agencies NOT to provide water and electricity to the illegal, unauthorized and dangerous buildings.
Most of the properties come under the `B` Katha.
The BBMP Commissioner had issued a circular directing the jurisdictional AEE to initiate appropriate action against all the unauthorised constructions within their jurisdiction and further directed them to request the BESCOM AND BWSSB not to provide Electricity and Water connection or supply. Additionally, action is also initiated against the contractors/architects of such unauthorised buildings by blacklisting them.
THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA HAS ISSUED A NOTICE (TODAY) TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT ON THE AKRAMA-SAKRAMA SCHEME TO BE IMPLEMENTED AND SCHEDULED THE HEARING OF THE PETITION ON 13-05-2015.
IF THE PETITION IS NOT ALLOWED OR A STAY ORDER TO THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ISSUED, THE PLAINTIFFS MAY APPROACH THE APEX COURT.
DURING THE COURSE OF OUR TEAMS VERIFICATION, WE HAVE COME ACROSS MANY NUMBER OF `KATHA` FOR THE PROPERTIES, WHICH ARE TOTALLY ILLEGAL, IRREGULAR AND OBTAINED THROUGH MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS AND ISSUED WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE LAW.
WE HAVE REPORTED OUR FINDINGS TO ALL OUR CLIENTS AND 99% OF THEM, VERIFIED OUR CONTENTION AND BACKED OUT OR WITHDREW FROM THE PURCHASE OR CANCELLED THE AGREEMENT.
THE GENERAL AND STUPID STATEMENTS QUOTED BY THE SELLERS AND THEIR AGENTS ARE:
1). THE BANKS HAS SANCTIONED THE LOAN.
2). THE SELLER HAS BORROWED HOME LOAN FROM XXX ETC AND HENCE THE TITLES ARE GOOD.
3). THE SELLER OR THE BUILDER IS XXXXXXXX AND SO NO ISSUES AND PROBLEMS.
4). THERE ARE HOUSES AND APARTMENTS ALL AROUND AND THERE IS GOOD DEVELOPMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO NOTHING AND SO FAR IT HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO ANYTHING.
5). IT WILL NOT BE DEMOLISHED.
6). THE PROMOTER/DEVELOPER AND THE SELLER IS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL, SO THE BUYER, EVEN-THOUGH, THE BUILDING IS TOTALLY ILLEGAL, NEED NOT WORRY.
7). ENCUMBRANCE IS CLEAR.
8). THE BUYER NEED NOT WORRY OR BOTHER, THE `A`KATHA WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HIM, ARRANGED BY THE SELLER AND THE BUILDER.
9). THE BUYER NEED NOT WORRY OR BOTHER, THERE IS AKARMA SAKRAMA SCHEME OR BETTERMENT CHARGES SCHEME, WHICH WILL REGULARISE ALL ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.
ALL THE ABOVE STATEMENT ARE BLATANT LIES TO DEFRAUD THE BUYERS OF THE PROPERTIES.
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NOTORIOUS AKRAMA SCHEME OF REGULARISING THE ILLEGAL/UNAUTHORISED/DEVIATIONS/VIOLATIONS, (BUILDINGS/LAYOUTS) MIGHT BE DELAYED DUE TO THE ONSET OF ELECTIONS AND THE CLAMPDOWN OF `CODE OF CONDUCT`.
THE LAW ABIDING AND HONEST TAX PAYING CITIZENS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ARE THE WORST AFFECTED BY THE ILLEGALITIES AND IRREGULARITIES OF THIS ILLEGAL AKRAMA SCHEME, THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY (PAID AS TAX)IS UTILISED FOR PROVIDING BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO THESE ILLEGAL/IRREGUALR/UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS AND BUILDINGS OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS.
DEVIATORS AND VIOLATORS ENJOY BENIFT AT AT OTHERS COST. `OC`
`OC` HERE MEANS AT OTHERS COST AND NOT OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE.
IF YOU FOLLOW THE RULE OF THE LAND, YOU WILL BE PUNISHED AND AT YOUR COST AND EXPENSE, OTHERS ENJOY AND MAKE MERRY.
THERE IS HIGH RISK INVOLVED IN BUYING PROPERTIES WITHOUT BBMP KATHA. PROPERTIES WITH B FORMS MAY HAVE DEFECTS, DISCREPANCIES AND IS IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE PREVAILING MUNICIPAL AND TOWN PLANNING LAWS. IT IS ISSUED TO PROPERTIES WITH VIOLATION, NON COMPLIANCE AND IS IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE PRESENT STATUTES.
PURCHASERS OF THE PROPERTIES MUST EXERCISE UTMOST CAUTION. BANK LOANS WILL NOT CONFER THE TITLE NOR KATHA(BBMP LIMITS)
THE HONOURABLE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA HAS COME DOWN HEAVILY ON THE OFFICIALS FOR NOT HAVING ACTED ON THE ILLEGAL, UNAUTHORISED BUILDINGS, BUILDINGS WHICH HAVE VIOLATED THE BY LAWS AND BUILDINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN BUILT WITHOUT TOWN PLANNING APPROVALS.
IT IS DANGEROUS TO BUY BUILDINGS WITH DEVIATIONS. THE RBI HAS DIRECTED THE BANKS TO SANCTION LOANS ONLY TO THE BUILDINGS AND PROPERTIES, WHICH ARE BUILT AS PER THE SANCTIONED BUILDING PLAN.
BESCOM AND BWSSB DOES NOT SUPPLY POWER AND WATER TO THE BUILDINGS WHICH ARE BUILT IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE PREVAILING LAWS AND THE BUILDINGS WHICH HAVE DEVIATED/BUILT AGAINST THE BY LAWS OR SANCTIONED BUILDING PLANS. THE OWNERS/BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS SUBMIT THE SANCTIONED PLAN AND OBTAIN THE POWER AND WATER. IF AT ANY POINT OF TIME, IF IT IS BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE IN WRITING WITH PROOF AND EVIDENCE, THE SUPPLY WILL BE DISCONNECTED.