Friday 17 September 2021

Indospace plans 64 acres park in Bangalore

Indospace is expanding its footprint in the South and plans to develop a 64 acres park in Narasapura, Bangalore.

The park will boost IndoSpace’s footprint in the manufacturing and industrial destination of Karnataka, cater to the warehousing requirements of companies across sectors such as automotive, engineering, electric vehicles, e-commerce, and FMCG, amongst others.

“By offering a solid foundation with our Grade A logistics infrastructure to customers across sectors, we a ..

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Tuesday 14 September 2021

BBMP set to crack down on illegal buildings

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is close to completing the first phase of its survey to identify buildings that have been constructed without any approval or in violation of the approved plans and by-laws across the city.

However, this was only after the High Court of Karnataka pulled up the civic body, which is the authority that sanctions building plan approvals, for the increase in the number of illegal constructions. The BBMP is likely to submit a report to the HC within a fortnight.

Through the survey, the civic body aims to ascertain if there has been any violation during construction. It is said to be in the final stages of completion.

Senior officials told The Hindu, on condition of anonymity, that the civic body’s Town Planning Department approved over 8,300 building plans between January 2020 and May 2021 across all the eight zones.

In November 2019, the HC directed the BBMP to not only identify illegal constructions, but also submit a plan of action for their removal or demolition in a phased manner. “The case came up for hearing last week. The court has granted our request for 15 days to submit a report,” an official said.

Once this survey is completed, the civic body will take up a survey of buildings constructed in 2019-20. “This will be a continuous activity. The survey will help us identify not just illegal constructions, but also those that have encroached upon government property,” the official added.

After the exercise is completed, notices will be issued to owners of illegal buildings that have been constructed without a sanctioned plan or those that are in violation of the building by-laws, and demolition of the same will be taken up. “In some zones, tenders have also been floated to fix the agencies to take up demolition of the identified illegal buildings,” said an official.


Friday 10 September 2021

Teamlease MD buys luxury apartment in Bengaluru for Rs 24 crore

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 NSE 1.28 %’s cofounder Ashok Kumar has purchased a bungalow in Bengaluru for ₹24 crore, marking another big-ticket transaction in the super-luxury residential segment. The property has five bedrooms spread over the ground and first floors in Regency Magnosa on Kasturba Road.

The property was purchased in August and is jointly held by Kumar and his wife, Pooja Reddy, as per documents accessed by The  ..



Monday 6 September 2021

BBMP’s property tax collection rises 9%


BENGALURU: Civic body BBMP has recorded a yearon-year increase of 9 per cent, or about Rs 170 crore, in property tax collection. It netted Rs 2,052 crore between April 1 and August 31 as against Rs 1,881 crore during the corresponding months last year.

All eight zones have registered a rise. Yelahanka zone (24 per cent) saw the highest jump, while Mahadevapura (3 per cent) the lowest.
Senior officials said khata melas were held in all zones to raise awareness about the advantages of timely payment among residents, and these programmes helped BBMP improve its tax collection numbers.
BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta had asked revenue officials to organise khata melas at a meeting earlier this year. He also directed them to bring newly constructed buildings under the tax net.
Yelahanka joint commissioner Ashok DR said that several drives were conducted in the zone to ensure that residents paid their tax. “There were 39,000 defaulters in Yelahanka and 22,000 notices were issued. All those put on notice paid the tax promptly,” he said.
According to the data accessed by TOI, the increase in online payments was more than that in challan payments at banks. Online payments climbed from Rs 968 crore last year to Rs 1,122 crore this year, registering a 16 per cent rise. Challan payments went up from Rs 914 crore to Rs 930 crore, posting a 1.7 per cent rise.
Special commissioner (revenue) Basavaraju said that 1.4 lakh notices were issued and Rs 118 crore in arrears were recovered. “Notwithstanding the Covid-19 situation, our revenue officers went to apartment complexes and conducted drives to mop up higher property tax,” he told TOI.


Saturday 4 September 2021

Karnataka gets nod for drone property survey

 TNN / Updated: Aug 17, 2021, 05:34 IST

The civil aviation ministry gave conditional permission on M ..

Karnataka will use drones to conduct “aerial survey for crea ..
creating urban property ownership records in Bengaluru”.



Indospace plans 64 acres park in Bangalore

Indospace is expanding its footprint in the South and plans to develop a 64 acres park in Narasapura, Bangalore. The park will boost IndoSpa...