Bengaluru: Government recovers 40 acres of land worth Rs 500 crore

Recovered land will be converted for public use.

BENGALURU: In a major early morning drive, the Bangalore Urban District authorities cracked down on encroachers and recovered over 40 acres of encroached land located at Anekal and surrounding areas worth over Rs 500 crore.

Commotion prevailed for sometime when the authorities took up the demolition drive. Assistant Commissioner (South) L.C. Nagaraj said that valuable properties belonging to the government were encroached upon by a few prominent builders to form roads, lawn and for enhancing aesthetics.

“By making their projects look good, the builders were selling their villas and villa plots for not less than Rs 3-4 crore.”

In all, 40.11 acres of land was recovered, including 15.12 acres of land located at Gollahalli near Electronic City, 2 acres near Chikkanagamangala, 9.08 acres at Hulivangala, 2 acres at kammasandra, 4.11 acres at Kannasandra Agrahara, 8 acres at Kembenahalli. Some of the sheds and compounds that was build on the government kharab (waste land), gomala and gundu topu land.

The recovered land is being used for public benefit. Around 1,500 acres of land will be earmarked for parks and play grounds besides 1,632 acres of land for lung space and sporting activities.

728 acres have been earmarked for forming sites to benefit government employees. Graveyards have been allotted 132 acres in different parts of the city. The recovered land will be fenced by the authorities and subsequently, allotted for public purpose, Mr Nagaraj said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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