Residents of Platinum City apartments here on HMT Road in Peenya held a protest on Friday against the recent notices issued to some of them by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to vacate their homes as well as the inaction by India Builders Constructions, the builders, over the Occupancy Certificate (OC) and fire clearance.

Old issue

They also confronted BDA Commissioner Sham Bhat, who gave the builders a month to get the OC, overriding humanitarian considerations.

Residents’ association president Keshav Pai said: “On Monday, some of us got a quit notice from the BDA as there was no OC or fire clearance.

This is an issue we have been taking up since 2005 and have been writing to the BDA, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and the Fire Department.”

Meanwhile, RTI activist Anil Kalgi, a resident here, filed a complaint against India Builders Constructions which built 2,400 flats as part of the residential complex.

Complaint

The complaint said the builder was granted 34 acres and 27 guntas for the construction and was supposed to provide lung space and parks for the residents but had encroached upon around eight CA (civic amenities) sites to construct parking lots. Based on the complaint, the BDA razed the parking lot but sold a CA site to the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) to set up a 66-kilowatt transformer for the complex.

BMTF action

The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force has taken up a case against officials under criminal breach of trust and cheating and is investigating.

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