BBMP gets second instalment of JNNRUM fund

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Bangalore, Dec 22 (UNI) The Brihath Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has received Rs 75 crore as second installment from the center under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) to take up developmental works in the city, BBMP Commissioner Dr Subramanyam informed here today.

Speaking at the 'Meet the Press' programme organised by the Bangalore Reporters' Guild here today Dr Subramanyam said the center was releasing funds under the scheme and it was wrong to say that funds were not coming due as election was not held to BBMP.

Stating that the Transferable Development Rights scheme, which was introduced recently by the BBMP to acquire private land in the city to utilise it for common good was gaining grounds. Several private institutions had shown interest to avail TDR for losing their lands, he said.

Dr Subramanyam also informed that the BBMP was implementing the recommendations of Captain Raja Rao committee to ensure good quality work in the implementations of various public works undertaken by it. "The BBMP also filing a compliance report to Karnataka High Court in this connection," he said.

Replying to queries the BBMP Commissioner clarified that all the residents in the city who have constructed their houses need not to pay the betterment charges levied by the BBMP in its jurisdiction. Only those who have failed to remit betterment charges to any other authorities including that of CMC's and BDP would have to pay such charges to BBMP after its jurisdiction was expanded recently, he clarified.

UNI

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