Have you booked apartment in and around the lakes at Bangalore, which are yet to get the OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE?
You may be in trouble.
AN EXAMPLE OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX NEAR HALLA/RAJA KALUVE/STREAM/WATER FLOW GRADIENT/WITHIN 75 METERS FROM THE WATER BODY-OPPOSED TO NGT GUIDELINE- NOT SPECIFIC TO ANY BUILDING OR BUILDER-A SPECIMEN PHOTO ONLY
The KSPCB and the State Administration has taken a serious view and has directed as much as 500 industries (Major) and some 400 (minor) industries to be closed or shut down or stop their operation with immediate effect.
Simultaneously, the apartment complexes will be inspected for the treatment of sewage and will be directed to reuse the same without discharging it in the kaluve or communal sewer.
There are some huge apartment complexes coming up close to lakes on sarjapur road, yet to be completed, (Free Lunch) apartments, may not be worth residing at all.
While, the AKRAMA-SAKRAMA is still in the Supreme Court, and the akrama buildings and sites, which have illegally come up might have to be DEMOLISHED and must comply with the NGT orders.
In a Landmark Judgement, the National Green Tribunal has cancelled the NOC issued to Mantri Techzone in respect of the building plan sanctioned in and around the Agara and Bellandur Lakes and cancelled the BUILDING PLAN.
Further Rs.117.30 crores have been levied on the builders as PENALTY and directed the encroacher builder to return forewith 3 Acres and 10 Guntas of land.
Furthermore, the NGT has fixed the BUFFER ZONE OF THE LAKES TO 75 METERS AND 50 METERS FOR THE RAJA KALUVE ON EITHER SIDE and directed the state Government to declare it as reserved or protected area and there must not be any construction in any part of these areas.
There are tooooooooo many apartments in BTM (Madivala Lake) layout constructed in contradiction to the rules and regulations and all such apartments must be demolished.
Other projects in and around that area is XXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX ( already under litigation) XXXXXXX XXXXX (They have concreted the entire raja kaluve – Encroachment of Lake Area) and few chulta pulta local builders, who have come up with club houses and apartments, might also be under examination of The NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL SOON.
The other lakes where abnormal and illegal construction activities are going on:
1). Kasavanahally Lake.
2). Ibbalur Lake.
3). Haralur Lake
4). Varthur Lake.
5). Ambalipura Lake.
6). Banaswadi Lake.
7). Kaikondarahally Lake.
8). Singasandra Lake.
9). Rayasandra Lake.
10). Garvebavipalya Lake.
11). Somasundarapalya lake.
12). Hosa kere.
13). Madivala Lake.
The NGT(SZ) has issued notice to BDA to appear before it on 28-01-2016 regarding the sanction of building plans to several builders on the lake beds, valleys and buffer zone. Sriram Chirping woods and another builder is coming up with thousands of apartments across Kasavanahally lake, haralur lake, kaikondarahally lake, agara lake and few more water bodies in Bangalore East taluk, in Varthur Hobli, Bangalore Urban District.
Several public interest organisation have been submitting their objections to BDA/BBMP/KSPCB and to all the sundry departments regarding the ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT and the BDA/BBMP have been sanctioning the plans without bothering about it. Finally, the NGT AND THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA stepped in and stopped the construction.
Few more builders are also fighting the suits in Begur Hobli, Bangalore South Taluk, might have to shelve the projects, which began in 2009. These builders are fighting various criminal and civil suits. These projects have destroyed the delicate environment cover to the entire area of Bannergatta road and the surrounding areas. In these zones, 75% of the buildings have violated even the dangerous building plans sanctioned by over 200%. The culprits are the builders, officials, owners, local bodies (panchayats). BDA, BBMP, politicians and other government bodies like KSPCB, BESCOM, BWSSB who have deliberately ignored the nature`s law. Finally, the Banks and the most important are the BUYERS. Had the buyers, rejected or refused to buy illegal, unauthorised, irregular and dangerous buildings, these builders or developers WOULD NOT HAVE BUILT THESE ILLEGAL BUILDINGS AT ALL.
The buyers blame the Government, but ultimately, they are the sufferers and expect sympathy and regularisation at the cost of the honest tax payer.
The National Green Tribunal (South Zone) is hearing some of the plaints by the interested parties in these zones and the Supreme Court`s observation, yesterday regarding the STAYS and INTERIM ORDERS by the Apex court on the environmental issues will be taken up soon.
The builders community, which have already come up and some are proposed to be hit by the judgement.
IT HAS BEEN ALLEGED THAT A BUILDER HAS ENCROACHED AND PUT UP A STRUCTURE ILLEGALLY ON THE RAJAKALUVE AND DISCHARGING THE UNTREATED SEWAGE INTO THE LAKE through the rajakaluve AND ANOTHER MIGRANT DEVELOPER IS NOTORIOUS FOR VIOLATION AND DEVIATION is ALLEGED TO HAVE ENCROACHED A PORTION OF A LAKE AND SOLD LAKE VIEWS TO THE GULLIBLE BUYERS.
AN ENQUIRY WILL BRING OUT THE TRUTH !!!!