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BBMP admits to incorrectly sanctioning a plan

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The town planning department of the BBMP has wrongly greenlighted a convention centre near Bannerghatta Road. Residents angered over this and other plan violations in the area.

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has wrongly sanctioned a plan for a commercial building in Panduranganagar, located off Bannerghatta Road near the Indian Institute of Management, in violation of zoning rules in the city's Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2015.

The building under-construction, a convention centre at Site No. 223 in the layout is on a plot size measuring 400 sq metres. Whereas, a minimum of 2000 sq metres is required for building a convention centre, as per the BDA's RMP, which has not been followed by the BBMP's Town Planning department in Bommanahalli zone.

Speaking to Citizen Matters, a top official of the BBMP's town planning department admitted that there has been a mistake in sanctioning this plan.

The official spoke under condition that he not be named as all sanctions are given by the sanctioning committee constituted for each BBMP zone, thereby not being the responsibility of a single official. The sanctioning committee consists of an Assistant Engineer, Assistant Director of Town Planning, Medical Officer Health, Chief Engineer, Deputy Commissioner and Joint Commissioner.

The official says, "Certain errors may be due to confusion in ancillary details mentioned", referring to rules in the RMP. comment guidelines

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