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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Bangalore: Govt to Recover Encroached Civic Properties from Land Sharks
Special Correspondent Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore
Bangalore, Aug 3: The State
Government will take steps to recover civic amenity sites and lands
reserved for parks in various city municipal councils, town municipal
councils and town panchayats in the State by land sharks, Municipal
Administration and Local Bodies Minister Balachandra Jarakiholi said
Officials in all the civic bodies in the State have
been directed to submit a comprehensive report to the Government on
the encroachment of all civic properties across the State, the
Talking to reporters, he said the officials in the
civic bodies have been directed to submit the report by August 31.
The issue pertaining to encroachment of properties
of municipalities was debated during the just concluded legislature
Jarakiholi, who reviewed the works undertaken by the
department, said the State Government has decided to take up road
development and drainage works in areas coming under municipalities
at a cost of about Rs 1,100 crore.
A total of 4,500 km roads would be asphalted by
spending Rs 20 lakh per km of road.
Drainage works costing Rs 247 crore would be taken
up during the current financial year itself, he said.
A committee headed by district in-charge ministers
would identify roads to be developed and areas for drainage works and
also take care of quality issues.
A sum of Rs 74 crore has been released to urban
local bodies to meet drinking water requirements, he said.