Report regarding illegal buildings under near high tension line, Ashwathnagara, Bangalore, Karnataka, 18/09/2020

  • 18/09/2020

Submission of report by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) pertaining to illegal buildings under/near high tension line in Ashwathnagara in ward no. 06, Byatarayanapura sub division, BBMP, Bangalore. The matter related to Original Application No. 115/2019, before the National Green Tribunal.

The high Tension (HT) lines passing two roads in western side of Thanisandra main road are Abubakar Masjid Road and Baloon Factory road and in Eastern side of Thanisandra main road are Sadiq Layout Main road and Maruti Sawmill road. Along these roads under high tension lines number of houses, shops and sheds exists.

Many of these buildings were constructed prior to the inclusion of this area to BBMP i.e on January 2007. And houses/shops/sheds in these properties were not having sanctioned plans. Some buildings came up after the area was included under BBMP without any plan sanctions due to non availability of Khatha certificates. And these houses/shops/sheds are treated as unlawful buildings. These buildings are having power supply provided by BESCOM.

Executive Engineer, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), Shivajinagar Division, Bangalore has been requested to take immediate and urgent steps in implementing Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to safety & electric supply) Regulations 2010 and report back, so that BBMP would take issue of removal of hutments, public buildings existing below HT lines, the report said.