In an Interview with K.B. Koliwad, chairman of lake encroachment committee and Assembly Speaker, He Said: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”.
But, It must be equally applicable to both the citizens and the Government.
Finally, three years after its constitution, the legislative committee headed by Assembly Speaker K.B. Koliwad submitted a 247-page report on encroachments of lakebeds in and around Bengaluru. It has recommended a wide range of measures to save the city’s green areas and lakes.
He further states that it is for the Government to TAKE ACTION and regarding the properties bought on raja kaluves, he stated that “They (families) should have inquired before purchasing such properties built illegally. The burden lies upon the purchasers. Ignorance of the law is no excuse”.
THERE IS MORE TO THE LAKE BEDS AND RAJA KALUVE ISSUE.
The Recent NGT order regarding the buffer zone has a major impact on all the properties surrounding/in and around the lakes and raja kaluve.
THE WORST AFFECTED ARE THE OWNERS OF REVENUE SITES AND DC CONVERTED LAYOUTS, WHEREVER THERE ARE LAKES AND RAJA KALUVE. IN MANY CASES THE KAALU DAARI, BANDI DAARI, AND KARAB had been sold. As the price skyrockets, all these issues gathers momentum and the buyers land in misery and lifelong trouble.
The report tabled by the committee may not be implemented due to so many hurdles. One suit has already been admitted by the Courts and the hearing may begin soon.
Encroachers or the buyers of encroached property may not GET AWAY EASILY.
They have life long battle with the law.
The properties supposed to have been encroached the lakes and raja kaluve must FIGHT A LIFT LONG LEGAL BATTLE. Even, if the Government comes up with an ordinance or a law, will be challenged in the COURT.
SO, NO RESPITE OR RELIEF FOR ILLEGALITIES.
THE COURT MAY NOT DEFINITELY GIVE ANY RELIEF FOR THE ENCROACHERS.
The suggestions and recommendations may remain in the report and might not be acted upon.
NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE ENCROACHMENTS
COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT THE VILLAGE, SURVEY NUMBER AND THE EXTENT OF ONLY RAJA KALUVE.
BUT, KAALU DAARI AND BANDI DAARI IS LEFT OUT. MANY OF THEM HAVE ILLEGALLY HAVING THE POSSESSION AND WILL SOON BE DETECTED.
DETAILS CONTAINED IN 16000 PAGES.
The BBMP has issued only 13 Occupancy Certificates in 2016-17, of which 3 are commercial projects and 10 are residential apartments.
There are few hundred projects which had been completed and few hundred housing apartment projects are underway, but only few builders and the apartments have the MANDATORY OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE.
Between 2011-12 to 20161-7, the BBMP has issued around 300+ Occupancy Certificates and the remaining buildings or projects or apartments DOES NOT HAVE MANDATORY OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE, it means, that buildings or apartments or projects are NOT WORTH BUYING OR OCCUPYING.
The recent floods and the havoc caused by the rains is MAN MADE. In one of the flood affected areas, the road width is 30 feet and there were several apartment complexes having more than 20+ apartments and the entire narrow road, in bangalore south, J.P.Nagar, has about 400 to 500 apartments, NONE OF THE BUILDINGS HAVE OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE AND HAS NOT BEEN CONSTRUCTED AS PER THE SANCTIONED BUILDING PLAN AND THEY ARE ILLEGAL, IRREGUALR AND UNAUTHORISED.