Builders Association oppose regularisation law

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

Speaking to newspersons here today, the BBA President D V Raghu alleged that the programme initiated by the Bangalore City Corporation was unscientific, irrational and cannot be complied with.

Mr Raghu said 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 added.

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 regularised with the previous CMC's and village panchayats by paying a fine, he said.

He said 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 added.


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