BENGALURU: In a big relief to property owners in the tech corridor of Mahadevapura, BBMP has begun issuing khatas after a long wait.
Those owning plots and flats in Mahadevapura zone were handed over A-khata certificates over the past week after the civic agency received complaints from hundreds of residents.
Responding to their grievances, senior BBMP official Trilok Chandra and joint commissioner Dakshayini had directed revenue officials to hold a ‘khata mela’ in every ward. Over the past week, over 90 khata certificates were handed over in Hoodi subdivision and over 70 in Whitefield. Similarly, other sub-divisions — Marathahalli, KR Pura, Horamavu and HAL — have chalked out plans to kickstart the process.
Dakshayini said: “The programme has created enough awareness among the public. Many of them were not aware of the process; those who knew had applied under Sakala and were anxiously waiting for weeks to get their khatas. Delay in issuance of khatas had also affected tax collection. Hence, we decided to hold melas and issue khatas to applicants.”
According to Prabhu Patel, former president of Rohan Vasantha Residential Welfare Association, of the 579 flats under its ambit only about 200 have managed to get khatas after a struggle spanning one-and-half years. “We have been trying for the certificates since 2014. But given the bribe that we have to pay, many of us had given up hope. These melas were actually a surprise for us as we were given certificates in less than two months,” he said. More than 60 flat owners in their RWA have now got khatas.
Raju, member of Happy Hearts Owners’ Associations from Hoodi ward, said: “The BBMP ARO was quick enough to hand over khatas to all senior citizens in a month, that too at our doorstep.” Jyothilakshmi, ARO of Hoodi subdivision, said they have been giving khatas only in A-khata properties, provided all relevant documents are in order.
Published On Oct 16, 2023 at 03:00 PM IST
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