BBMP hands over 200 acres to defence, gets 50 acres for pending development projects

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to end the ongoing rift with the military authorities. If everything goes right, then the pending projects being executed by the civic agency in Bengaluru, will see completion. BBMP has decided to handover around 200 acres of a single plot to the defence department; in return it will get 50 acres to complete its pending projects.

There are more than 22 of BBMP’s ongoing road infrastructure projects like widening and strengthening of several roads, construction of flyovers, and roads over bridges – a project that is being executed in association the South Western Railways.

According to the document accessed by media, BBMP requires 50 acres, 10.65 guntas (2,03,427.58 sq m) of land to execute all of its pending projects in the city. Projects like widening of Hosur- Luskar Road, pending for more than a decade, may now see completion thanks to defence minister Manohar Parrikar, who was in the city in July. He held discussions with the state government and the BBMP to end the stalemate with the departments.

Sources said that the BBMP was not able to compensate the defence department for its demand. It was decided that the civic agency hand over around 207 acre, 24 guntas of land in Survey 23 in Tummanayakanahalli village of Anekal taluk.

The said land was handed over by the state government to the BBMP for setting up of a waste management plant. But the above land was termed to be unfit for setting up of the waste plant. The same land was inspected by defence officials, and they expressed willingness to take over it, KT Nagraj, chief engineer (major roads), told media.

Credits Bangalore Mirror

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