Demolition recommences in Yelahanka, Bengaluru

BENGALURU: The demolition drive restarted by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) against encroachments on storm water drains has gained pace in Yelahanka zone.

As of Wednesday, five vacant sites were recovered after Palike officials demolished illegal sheds and parts of two buildings. These structures had encroached upon a storm water drain at Agrahara village.

Officials said they have recovered two acres and five guntas of government land. Siddegowda, chief engineer (storm water drains), said: “In the next few days, we will cover more areas where drains have been encroached. The sudden unplanned development of Yelahanka is the reason behind such constructions. This has to be corrected now.”

BBMP is said to have identified 240 encroached properties across all eight zones in a recent survey. Siddegowda said 21 surveyors from government departments have been deputed to check encroachments. “In the first phase, we will demolish the 240 properties in one-and-half months. We will plan the next phases after the surveys are done,” he told TOI.

Credits ET Realty

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