BENGALURU: There was high drama at Somashettihalli in Dr Shivaram Karanth Layout on Monday with objections raised against the Bangalore Development Authority’s move to demolish illegally constructed buildings.

Police detained Dasarahalli MLA R Manjunath and a few land owners when they staged a demonstration against the demolition drive. The BDA personnel brought down four multi-storey buildings and three temporary sheds in the areas.

The demolition drive was carried out in the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s December 2020 order that categorically stated that all constructions done in the area after August 3, 2018 are deemed to be illegal.

BDA commissioner Rajesh Gowda said: “We are doing our duty as per the Supreme Court’s directive. Several buildings have been constructed after August 2018 and these are considered illegal.”

Dr Shivaram Karanth Layout is BDA’s second-biggest layout with 18,975 sites in villages between Doddaballapur and Hesaraghatta. A senior BDA officer said: “We demolished seven structures in the layout at Somashettihalli.”

Follow and connect with us on , Facebook, Linkedin

Source link

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *