Members of the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Employees Cooperative Society, who had purchased 33 acres of land at Herohalli, Yelahanka, in 1991, are yet to realise their dream of owning a house.
In 2006, the State government issued a notification to acquire 11.03 acres of the society’s land to lay the peripheral ring road, putting 139 site owners in a quandary. There has been no word from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) whether the owners will be compensated or alternative land will be provided to them until now.
Out of the originally notified 1,980 acres, the BDA had denotified 1,077.17 acres, which belonged to educational institutions, residential layouts, temples and public utilities, according to B.A. Devarase Gowda, president, KPTC Employees Cooperative Society’s Yelahanka Layout Site Owners’ Welfare Association.
“Despite ours also being a residential layout, our land has not been denotified... Owners of these sites are mostly retired people,” he said.
The association met BDA officials several times to no avail and is now planning to meet the Chief Minister.