A tech park in east Bengaluru has admitted to encroaching on a storm water drain, however blamed it on Purvankara, the builder of the adjoining Purva Parkridge. The Bagmane World Know-how Centre — developed by town’s well-known developer Bagmane Group — is among the 15 large names who allegedly encroached on storm water drains, contributing to the huge floods that hit elements of town final week. In addition to, two villas within the adjoining uber-rich Puravankara Purvaridge space have been additionally discovered responsible by the civic physique, which carried out a second survey on the spot on Wednesday.
The Bagmane World Know-how Centre, situated alongside the IT hall in east Bengaluru — an space hit badly by the floods — was discovered to have encroached by round 2.4 meters on the storm water drain.
“Sure, we’ve got coated the storm water drain with slabs,” stated basic supervisor GP Chakravarthi of Bagmane, whose tech park embody business behemoths like Boeing, Accenture, EY, DELL and Ericsson.
“We did that solely to cease the again circulation of water from Mahadevapura lake. Had we not performed that, Bagmane could be flooded. The primary wrongdoer right here is the Puravankara Purvaridge Villas. They’ve coated the storm water drain,” he added.
The Puravankara Purva Park Ridge has 149 villas, every having three or 4 bedrooms. Of those, two villas — situated simply throughout the tech park’s boundary wall — have been discovered to have encroached on the drains by round 2.5 meters.
The civic physique BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) had carried out a survey final month and found the encroachment. The residents, nevertheless, went to court docket, contending that the survey was carried out of their absence and refuted costs of encroachment.
On Wednesday, the civic physique officers arrived on the villa for a second time and surveyed the place within the presence of the residents. They discovered the Purvankara builder had constructed the villas illegally on high of the storm water drain.
Govt Engineer Malathi R stated, “Relying on the court docket’s choice, the subsequent plan of action might be taken”.
The shocked residents stated they’ll take their probability in court docket.
Excessive-profile builders, builders and tech parks are on the checklist of alleged encroachers who closed round 700 storm water drains in Bengaluru – an motion that led to final week’s flood in elements of town.
NDTV, which has accessed the checklist, discovered that the names embody Wipro, Status, Eco House, Columbia Asia Hospital and Divyashree Villas, apart from the Bagmane Tech Park.