Bengaluru has around 6,000 illegal residential layouts

01 Sep 2021

As many as 6,000 illegal residential layouts have been detected in Bengaluru and Yelahanka has topped the list of illegal layouts.

As per the statistics, there are 6,000 unauthorised residential layouts in the urban district, with Yelahanka topping the list with 3,285 illegal structures spread across 3,343 acres.

Bengaluru North is on the second spot with 900 illegal layouts spread across 1,080 acres, Bengaluru South has 778 structures in 1,907 acres, and Anekal has 501 structures in 643 acres.

Surprisingly, since the real estate sector around the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is growing, it is promoting the development of unauthorised layouts.

As per the Bengaluru district administration, the 3,285 illegal structures have come up near the KIA as there is a demand from people to develop homes near the airport.

Officials told the media that the notices have been issued to 1,961 developers in Yelahanka taluk for developing these illegal layouts while FIRs have been filed against 353 people. The demand is so huge that layouts are being built in a small chunk of land measuring 10 or 20 guntas, as well.

A senior official told the media that as acquiring a plot in BDA layouts is challenging, many people wanting to hold land or construct homes are falling for these unauthorised layouts as the cost of the land is comparatively lower.

They are wooed by elegant ideas such as site tours or EMI schemes. Yet, only when the officials are raiding with bulldozers, do they understand that the layouts are unauthorised.

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