Shocking: Bengaluru hosts 2.93 lakh illegal buildings, reveals govt data

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Bengaluru, Nov 3: Believe it or not, Bengaluru is the home to around 2.93 lakh illegal constructions.

The figure was presented to the Karnataka High Court by the state government on Wednesday.

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The government told the High Court that there are an estimated 2.93 lakh (17.49 per cent) unauthorised constructions in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.

The information was part of an additional objections filed by the state government to a batch of petitions, filed by Citizen Forum for Mangaluru Development, challenging the Akrama-Sakrama scheme, launched to regularise unauthorised constructions.

According to the statistics presented to the court, there were about 16.75 lakh sites/buildings in the jurisdiction of BBMP.

"Of which, 13.82 lakh sites/properties come under tax collection net. The tax has been collected every year from 13.82 lakh sites/buildings owners by the BBMP. The remaining 2.93 lakh (17.49 percent) are unauthorised sites/buildings," added the data.

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