BBMP getting funds under JNNURM: Commissioner

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

Speaking at the 'Meet the Press' Programme organised by the Bangalore Reporters' Guild, Dr Subramanyam also said it was wrong to say the funds were not coming as election was not held to the BBMP.

Stating the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) Scheme, introduced recently by the BBMP to acquire private land in the city to utilise it for common good, was gaining ground, he said several private institutions had shown interest in availing the TDR.

The BBMP was implementing the recommendations of Captain Raja Rao committee to ensure quality work in the implementation of public works undertaken by it.

''The BBMP is also filing a compliance report with the Karnataka High Court in this connection,'' he said.

Replying to queries, the BBMP Commissioner clarified all residents in the city who had constructed houses need not pay Betterment Charges levied by the BBMP.

Only those who failed to remit the charges to any other authority including those of CMC and BDP would have to make payment to BBMP.


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