Builders Assn. oppose building regularaisation law

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Bangalore, Nov 28 (UNI) Terming the Karnataka government's 'Akrama-Sakrama' programme to regularaise irregular constructions as 'draconian', the Bangalore Builders Association (BBA) has urged Governor Rameshwar Thakur to stop its implementation.

Speaking news persons here today the BBA president D V Raghu said that the programme initiated by Bangalore city corporation was unscientific, irrational and can not be complied with.

He said that the notification on the Akrama Sakrama act was ambiguous in nature and came as a boon for corrupt officials to fleece the owners of building in the city. The notification was silent with respect to construction of buildings on sites in notified areas of CMC's, Gramtana and Village Panchayaths, he said.

The BBMP officials were harassing the residents of the city to pay penalty for the regularisation of irregularities in the construction of buildings even though they had already got it regularaised with the previous CMC's and Village Panchayaths by paying a fine, he said.

He said that the association would approach Karnataka Governor seeking suspension of the implementation of the act which was being utilised as a tool to harass the citizens by the BBMP officials.

"The BBMP officials have also threatened to cut Power and drinking water connections if building owners failed to pay penalty before the deadline, which was highly commendable," he said.


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