Bangalore, Oct 13: Off late encroachment of vacant sites have been on a rise. Owners of vacant sites, said to be around one lakh in Bangalore, fret over encroachments and fine from BBMP have a helping hand. A site care firm not only provides security for the area but also updates owners about its status by mail and sends photographs of the place every week. Managing director of Vridhi Infraprojects K Ramesh said the firm first confirms that all the documents of the site are genuine.
Site mapping is done every alternate week using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and details are mailed to the owner. If anyone tries to encroach the property, the company immediately alerts the owner. It will file a police complaint and also provide legal service. The company also undertakes fencing and puts up signboards stating that company is looking after the property.
Many NRIs or those who don't stay in Bangalore fail to identify their properties after many years. In many instances, sites are lost, either due to encroachment or development. Ramesh said the company will procure the relevant documents as well as trace the site but won't intervene in legal proceedings. The company has traced about 20 such sites in the city. Ramesh got the idea for such a service when his own site went missing and after great difficulty, he was able to trace it.