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Bulldozers Are Bengaluru’s Answer After Floods Spotlight Major Problem

The Bengaluru civic physique in motion


Per week in the past, when heavy rain hit the silicon capital Bengaluru, Gopalan Worldwide College within the Mahadevapura zone was inundated. On Monday, an excavator machine was at work clawing via the cricket pitch within the faculty.

The Bengaluru civic physique has recognized round 700 encroachments on the storm water drains throughout town and the officers on floor are making certain encroachments are cleared quickly.

When questioned whether or not this momentum will proceed and if this was not simply one other eyewash, Mr Srinivas, assistant govt engineer of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, mentioned, “No person will probably be spared, whether or not the wealthy or the poor. The college has developed the playground by encroaching upon the storm water drain. About 7.5 metres of the drain is underneath this playground. And this has gone unnoticed by BBMP officers.”

The civic physique is finishing up an anti-encroachment drive

Gopalan Worldwide College was constructed again in 2010, nevertheless the college has denied the cost that it has encroached any land.

“We’ve not encroached. However simply part of floor is on the storm water drain. We’re cooperating with the police and the civic physique. The college had reported flooding final week and this time the depth of the rain was excessive and the extent of the water had additionally risen within the lake as a result of which it led to flooding,” mentioned Sunil Kalevar, head group admin, Gopalan Basis, mentioned.

About 100 metre from the compound wall of this faculty is Mahaveer Residence, part of the condominium has been constructed on the storm water drain.  

NDTV spoke completely to the residents of the condominium whose constructing is prone to be razed within the coming days. Residents blame the nexus between authorities and builders and demand to know what their fault is.

“If there wasn’t a nexus between the federal government, bureaucrats and the builders how else the permission was granted for the condominium to be constructed on a storm water drain? The federal government officers granted permission for the sanction plan and now they’re breaking their very own guidelines. We are going to transfer the court docket. We are going to get a keep order,” Colonel Krishnan, a resident, informed NDTV.

HS Singh, a retired deputy tax commissioner and one other resident frightened about his condominium being razed, mentioned, “All my financial savings have gone into this condominium. Now we’re being informed that my condominium is sitting on the storm water drain. We bought our paperwork vetted via a lawyer initially earlier than shopping for the condominium. What’s our fault? Let the federal government organize an alternate lodging for us.”

Whereas residents query the nexus between the federal government and the builders, additionally they hope that the train isn’t just one other eyewash.

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