Allotees return sites in the Kempegowda Layout phase-2 are surrendering their sites to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), similar to phase-1.
Reasons for allotees return of sites :
The reasons are also the same – financial constraints, poor infrastructure and BDA’s construction clause. However, another addition to the list is that most of the sites are in low lying areas and near to water-bodies, making construction difficult and costly.
The allotment of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) sites to 4,970 allottees in the Second Phase of the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout which had a controversial start with same sites allotted to many continues to be dogged by problems.
Though specific numbers are yet to emerge, a considerable number of allotees are put off over being allotted sites very close to Storm Water Drains (SWD), in violation of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) norms on buffer zones.
Sites under litigation for years have been allotted to some, while over 50 site holders have been allocated properties facing a graveyard. Site owners in some sectors have not been provided a map about their site thereby keeping them in the dark about their surroundings.
This has become a matter of worry for BDA officials as this is the second consecutive time the citizens are returning the sites in the same layout.
In phase-1, over 400 allotees had surrendered their sites. This is the first layout the BDA is developing after the Arkavathy Layout. The officials are now working out on measures to ensure that the BDA’s image is not tarnished.
One of the allotee who returned his site, told that finances were too difficult to manage. It is a challenge to arrange the amount for the site and also to construct a home. Payments and construction have to be completed within the stipulated time of 60 days and five years.