The selection process for the Bangalore Development Authority’s (BDA) newest layout, which will be named after Kannada playwright and novelist K Shivaram Karanth, has been finalised. This is probably the final plan that the BDA would create, given the enormous expense and difficulties associated with land acquisition.
What’s it about? The project is planned for 17 villages in North Bengaluru, including Harohalli, Avalahalli, Ramagondanahalli, Kempanahalli, Jarakabande Kaval, Doddabettahalli, Vaderahalli, Ganigarahalli, and Kempapura, to develop the Karanth Layout, which is close to the Kempegowda International Airport. The BDA is required to first assign sites to farmers who donated their land for the development of the layout and then to the owners of revenue sites, even though the body plans to begin the allocation of sites in February.
- Although 3,200 acres were previously planned for the layout, the BDA may only be able to secure 2,500 acres because buildings have been erected in most areas.
Budget allocation: The state government gave its approval for the layout’s creation, which is expected to cost ₹5,337 crores. Each company has provided a quote ranging from ₹216 crores to ₹280 crores. The BDA has already granted a letter of acceptance (LOA) to nine construction companies that submitted the lowest bids to complete the layout’s nine blocks of basic work.
Tasks assigned: The companies are in charge of building the infrastructure for various blocks. The work orders, according to sources, have not yet been issued. The job included setting up work areas, building roads, side drains for roads, cross drainage projects, stormwater drains, and rainwater harvesting protection projects, as well as utilities, including water supply, UGD, and electrical work.
- Only 10,000 sites might be made accessible to the general public, according to sources. The rates (per square foot) for the sites have not yet been disclosed by the BDA.