BENGALURU: Thousands of allottees of Arkavathy Layout who have lost their sites due to the denotification tangle were assured by BDA on Friday that they will get alternate sites in about two months from now. Rajkumar Khatri, BDA commissioner also assured that those who registered their sites and lost it later due to denotification will get priority over others.
About 100 such allottees met the BDA on Friday over various woes related to the making of the layout and seeing their dream homes coming alive. Atheeq Pasha one of the aggrieved allottees later told media, “This may be merely an assurance given but looks like the BDA wants to buy more time in doing the most important things for the layout now. Constant denotification and absence of infrastructure in the layout is our biggest worry.” However, earlier this week, BDA again sent out another denotification circular in Arkavathy Layout. About 915 sites in Thanisandra, Rachenahalli, Venkateshpura, Srirampura, Jakkur, Dasarahalli, Hennur and Geddalahalli villages have been denotified again.
G Shiva Prakash, president of the Arkavathy Layout Allottees Association (ALAA) said first of all, there is no clarity on how many people have lost their sites so far. “Secondly, the Supreme Court judgement regarding giving off alternate sites was ordered in 2010. Still, every officer coming to BDA gives the same assurance. What do these assurances mean? There is no chance of making the layout because of a stay order from the High Court and we are not complaining about it as much as we are worried about losing the site in the first place. Many buildings have come up in places where denotification has happened already and our fear is that the BDA is slowly going to give way to many more private builders through denotification.
Allottees have taken the assurance of the BDA commissioner on Friday positively but it appears impossible that BDA will be able to allot alternate sites in two months, which otherwise takes them years,” he said. Arkavathy Layout was allotted to 8813 allottees in 2007 and ever since has remained a jinxed layout because of denotification issues.
Credits ET Realty