MLA panel inspects disposition of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda

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The Legislative Petitions Committee on Thursday inspected the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda plot where the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has failed to provide basic amenities despite selling the sites five years ago.

During the inspection, the panel requested BDA officials to make the necessary arrangements at the earliest to allow the beneficiaries of the site to construct houses.

BDA Chairman SR Vishwanath has pledged to release a grant of Rs 59 crore to establish an electrical substation in the route to pave the way for the construction of houses.

“Work had been at a standstill for three years due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation is improving and we are seeing good progress. We are committed to providing water, sanitary and electrical connections to the development,” he said.

The delay in rolling out basic equipment to the network was brought to the committee’s attention after complaints from a group of site buyers under the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout Open Forum banner.

Of the 23,000 sites, the BDA had sold 10,000 sites at auction and exchanged 9,000 sites with the farmers for their land.

The Karnataka Real Estate Regulatory Authority (KERA) has issued at least two deadlines to complete the layout, with December 2022 being the latest.

So far, only a lonely site buyer has built his house, but the layout lacks basic amenities.

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