BDA admits to gaffe in layout ad

BENGALURU: The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), in response to an article carried by TOI on August 14, “BDA violates its own allotment rules for Kempegowda Layout”, has said it was an “inadvertent” mistake in the English advertisement which suggested those who own a private site/house are eligible for allotment in the layout.

BDA officials said considering the serious nature of the blunder, the matter is being investigated. All 5,000 applications of those who have been provisionally selected for site allotment are being scrutinized again. The process began early on Tuesday morning and continued late in the evening. It is said the matter was brought to the notice of the chief minister’s office and BDA was told to re-examine it.

“… a part of the rule as shown in the report is inadvertently missing in the English notification and the provisions of the said rule are published completely in the Kannada notification. BDA has not violated any provisions of its site allotment rules,” the authority stated.

Another note issued by the additional chief secretary’s office said: “BDA proposes to allot sites only to applicants who don’t own a site or house and neither do their family members. BDA has no intention to deviate from the provisions of its allotment rules.”

Credits ET Realty

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