Karnataka High Court issues guidelines to BBMP on preventing illegal constructions

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04-02-2024

    High Court outlined specific steps for BBMP to curb illegal constructions

    Court mandated owners to submit affidavits at key construction stages

    Court recommended periodic inspections every 30 days by ward officer

The Karnataka High Court has issued guidelines to the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) to prevent the construction of buildings without proper approval or in deviation from the sanctioned plan.

Justice Suraj Govindaraj outlined specific steps for the BBMP to take in order to curb illegal constructions. The court observed that while the BBMP has a memorandum of procedure and a detailed methodology to address illegal constructions, it lacks sufficient preventive measures.

In the detailed guidelines, the court mandated that owners, architects, and supervisors must submit affidavits at key construction stages, including completion of the foundation and footing, construction of columns, and installation of each floor’s roof. Additionally, the court emphasized the mandatory filing of affidavits every three months, regardless of the completion status of these construction stages.

Prior to granting any plan sanction, the court directed the BBMP authorities to collect contact details of the applicant, architect, and construction supervisor when an application for plan sanction is submitted.

After plan approval, the court recommended periodic inspections every 30 days by the ward officer or engineer responsible, with a corresponding report detailing the nature of the inspection, compliance with the sanctioned plan, and any violations observed.

Karnataka High Court issues guidelines to BBMP on preventing illegal constructions

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    High Court outlined specific steps for BBMP to curb illegal constructions

    Court mandated owners to submit affidavits at key construction stages

    Court recommended periodic inspections every 30 days by ward officer

The Karnataka High Court has issued guidelines to the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) to prevent the construction of buildings without proper approval or in deviation from the sanctioned plan.

Justice Suraj Govindaraj outlined specific steps for the BBMP to take in order to curb illegal constructions. The court observed that while the BBMP has a memorandum of procedure and a detailed methodology to address illegal constructions, it lacks sufficient preventive measures.

In the detailed guidelines, the court mandated that owners, architects, and supervisors must submit affidavits at key construction stages, including completion of the foundation and footing, construction of columns, and installation of each floor’s roof. Additionally, the court emphasized the mandatory filing of affidavits every three months, regardless of the completion status of these construction stages.

Prior to granting any plan sanction, the court directed the BBMP authorities to collect contact details of the applicant, architect, and construction supervisor when an application for plan sanction is submitted.

After plan approval, the court recommended periodic inspections every 30 days by the ward officer or engineer responsible, with a corresponding report detailing the nature of the inspection, compliance with the sanctioned plan, and any violations observed.

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