City Beat: Karnataka Govt Proposes Single-Window System To Sanction Building Plans For Middle-Class Home Buyers [Video]
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has told the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to take strict action against encroaching of storm water drains (SWDs) in the city. The civic body has been asked to take steps without discriminating between the rich and the poor. Recently, nearly 1,923 encroachment spots were identified on the 854km-long SWDs network in the city, of which 922 spots have been cleared and 1,001 are still pending.
Now, a piece of good news for the middle-class home buyers. The state government has proposed an online single-window system to sanction the building plans. This service will be available exclusively to the middle-class families. The government will hire a panel of professional engineers which will be allowed to sanction plans of residential plots measuring 30ft x 40ft or less. With this step, the government aims to eliminate red tape and corruption.
In another development, the state plans to lease out its land holdings along the Namma Metro Phase-I to raise funds for the Metro's Phase-II work. The state Cabinet has decided that 38 acres of land along eight Metro stations will be leased out to private entities for commercial purposes. While the land is government held, the purpose and bidders of the lease will be finalised by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.