Approach road shrinks from 40 feet to 6 feet in Bengaluru

When the apartments were being constructed by builders here, who had acquired the land from individuals, the understanding was to allow for a 40-foot-wide road. The owners in question didn’t object to the plan, but they came back to claim his property after all the apartments were sold and occupied. Magesh V, a resident of the area, said: “The road slowly started shrinking as the landowners claimed it was part of their property. Finally, out of the 40 ft only 8 ft was left. But by that time, the builder was gone with his share of profit and around 1,500 families living in the area were left in the lurch.”

Things went out of hand on Wednesday when the residents woke up to find the road further reduced to 6 ft because the landowners had erected concrete poles to claim the area. The matter has been earlier raised in the council meeting too, but there was no consensus. Meanwhile, local MLA of the area Arvind Limbavali, who visited the area on Thursday, told media: “I took BBMP officials from the Mahadevapura zone to the area and got the poles removed. Six months ago too, I had written to the BBMP commissioner to look into the matter.”

The MLA directed the civic body officials to acquire the land from the owners if required and build a 40 feet road at the earliest. The officials have done a land survey and have assured the residents that a solution will soon be provided. Dilip, a resident here, said: “Finally, after the intervention of the local MLA, the poles have been removed, but we need wider roads here. I hope we have a permanent solution to this problem.”

Credits Bangalore Mirror

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