Bengaluru: On Day 5 of Bengaluru's date with the Demolition Derby, panic gripped residents of Doddabommasandra on Vidyaranyapura main road as buildings that were not marked for demolition were razed and others that had been earmarked for the bulldozer were spared.
The city's residents have now stepped up calls for an immediate need for clarity on where exactly the raja kaluves sit. Are the maps that the revenue department is working from, different from the ones that the civic body are using? Or, are they being interpreted differently? The revenue department surveyors are quick to blame the BBMP. The civic body blames the revenue officials.
Caught in between are confused residents, scrambling to salvage their possessions before the earth movers moved in, with some residents alleging that encroachers had paid off BBMP officials to save their properties.
BBMP officials say that the accurate maps have been uploaded on their website, except nobody has been able to access the data. On Wednesday, as over a hundred properties, mainly small shops and some homes were levelled here, there were many - including a distraught widow and her granddaughter - who faced the prospect of having no roof over their heads.