In the aftermath of heavy rains leading to floods in Bengaluru, the demolition of apartments built illegally in different parts of the city is in full swing.
Under the jurisdiction of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), an operation to clear encroachment of royal canals has been conducted today at 5 places within the Mahadevpur zone. Meanwhile, the compound wall of the apartment near Garudacharapally lake has been cleared. The shed on the Raja Canal behind East Park Ridge and the road built on the Raja Canal have been cleared.
In Green-Wood Residency premises, the slab installed on the 150-metre-long royal canal is going on. Also, drain work is to be done on the premises of Salar Puria and after the work is done, the compound wall of Salar Puri will be cleared.
According to the survey inside the campus of Wipro, the width of the canal is 2.4 m and nothing has been built on the canal. However, the canal has been blocked by a slab and is being cleared under the supervision of the corporation.
A 75-metre-long compound wall and 2 sheds have been cleared on both sides of Raja Canal in Vijayalakshmi Colony of Kadugodi. Also, notices have been given to 8 out of 10 houses by the people living on the Raj Canal.
The encroachment clearance operation of Rajkaluva is going on with the security of the corporation officers, surveyors of the land surveying department, tahsildars of the revenue department, marshals, and police personnel, and the encroachment clearance operation will continue.
Earlier, in Mahadevapura Zone, Shantiniketan Layout, Papaya Reddy Layout, Chellaghatta, and Yelahanka Zone Satellite Town, Rajkaluve encroachment will be cleared by 2 Hitachi and 8 JCB machines with the corporation engineers, revenue officers, marshals, and police personnel.
About 50 metres of encroachment have been cleared and the clearance operation is in process.
As many as seven buildings and four compound walls will be cleared in the Shantiniketan layout. In Papaya Reddy Layout, the apartment wall encroached by Rajkaluve and the 4 sheds built on the empty space of Rajkaluve has been cleared.