CAF PIL on Bangalore Master Plan 2015

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Vijayan Menon, resident Bangalorean and an urban planning citizen enthusiast, forwards us the documents related to the Public Interest Litigation(PIL) filed by the Citizens Action Forum(CAF), the Koramangala Initiative(KI) and several residents of Bangalore, challenging BDA's Draft Revised Master Plan - 2015. Also included is the Report of the Advisory Committee on the Draft Revised Master Plan -2015, also called the PSS Thomas Committee Report, which was set up to analyse citizens feedback.

 

Background (based on Mr. Vijayan Menon's email):

The BDA first made its draft master plan(prepared in consultation with SCE Crocean of France) public in July 2005 with the view of soliciting public feedback and any objections to the plan. Based on the objections and feedback received by September 2005, the advisory committee headed by PSS Thomas submitted its report to the government by the end of that year. BDA published the final draft master plan in 2007 and since June 2007 the revised master plan has been in effect in Bangalore.

 

Since the draft was first proposed in 2005, a citizens group, primarily made up of members of the KI, have been involved in:

Attached are files pertaining to the PIL as follows:

  1. Main plaint
  2. Annexures to plaint..which actually is more interesting!!

The annexures are of a few kinds.


The PIL has taken an interesting turn , though it is still very early days. The court has:

According to Mr. Menon, things are expected to heat up in the coming few weeks.The green belt decision is going to turn the hornets nest, because here we are actually talking of huge monies.

Main Documents:
Annexures:
  1. Permissible commercial and industrial activities in mainly residential zones: Comparison of provisions of the DMP and RMP on commercial, and industrial use in residential areas, with comments and analysis.
  2. Mainly Residential Zone: Comparison of provisions of the DMP and RMP on main land use, ancillary use, ancillary use percentage, ancillary use as main use and FAR in residential areas, with comments and analysis.
  3. Commercial Axes in residential areas: Comparison of provisions of the DMP and RMP on ancillary land use, FAR and incidence of commercial axis in residential, with comments and analysis.
  4. Transportation Zone in residential areas: Comparison of provisions of the DMP and RMP on the implications of transport zone on residential areas, with comments and analysis.
  5. Mutation Corridors in residential areas: Comparison of provisions of the DMP and RMP on main land usage, FAR and incidence with comments and analysis.