Special Correspondent

Allotments to be made at Suryanagar Layout

  • Farmers to get one site for each acre acquired
  • Another layout to be developed at Suryanagar

    BANGALORE: The Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) has decided to allot houses and sites at Suryanagar Layout, near Electronics City, after January 26.

    Housing Minister D.T. Jayakumar told presspersons here on Saturday that the Government had decided to amend the KHB Act to enforce a law directing private land developers to set aside 10 per cent of the area in layouts in Bangalore for houses for the poor.

    The amendment would be introduced in the coming legislature session, the Minister said.

    Mr. Jayakumar said the KHB would allot 2,200 houses and 2,000 sites to applicants at Suryanagar Layout through a draw of lots. Farmers whose land had been acquired for the layout would get one site for each acre acquired.

    The KHB had received nearly three lakh applications. But only 88,000 applicants had paid the initial deposit.

    In the next phase, the Government had decided to develop another layout at Suryanagar on 2,000 acres of lane with the help of private developers. The process would be completed in six months, he said.

    The KHB had entered into joint venture projects with private developers in Hoskote (28.60 acres), Shimoga (four acres), Kukkanahalli, Dasanapura hobble, Bangalore Urban district (500 acres), Kigali and other villages in Mysore (300 acres) and Hampapura-Kengeri (100 acres). The land acquisition process had been completed in a few places and the projects were expected to be completed within the next year, Mr. Jayakumar said.

    The Housing Department would initiate criminal cases against illegal occupants of houses in the KHB housing complex at Lingarajapuram. About 550 illegal occupants were evicted recently.

    Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, houses would be constructed for slum dwellers at an estimated cost of Rs. 234.79 crore in Bangalore and Mysore cities. As many as 11,600 houses would be built in Bangalore (Rs. 1.25 lakh for each house) and 2,788 houses in Mysore (Rs. 1 lakh each).

    Under the Ashraya scheme, the department had decided to give a subsidy of Rs. 25,000 to each of the three lakh families without houses in the State in next three months. Each gram panchayat would identify 60 beneficiaries.