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High-Profile Developers, Tech Parks Responsible For Floods In Bengaluru, Reveals Investigation

An estimated 700 storm water drains in Bengaluru were allegedly blocked by prominent builders, developers, and tech parks, which caused some of the city to flood last week.

The list was discovered by a news agency after accessing the list of high-profile names that had encroached, and it includes Wipro, Prestige, Eco Space, Bagmane Tech Park, Columbia Asia Hospital, and Divyashree Villas. Additionally, it appears that while demolitions are underway for homes owned by the average person, mammoth corporations have not yet been touched.

Engineers who talked to a news organization on the condition of anonymity stated that they will also not be spared. But the action hasn’t started yet. “One after the other, we move. But we can clearly perceive a delay on the ground “explained one of them.

However, a demolition drive has been conducted on the grounds of the Nalapad Academy of International School in east Bengaluru, which is owned by a prominent member of the opposition Congress party and was the main foe of the BJP-led state government of Karnataka during the floods. Mohammed Nalapad, president of the Congress Youth, is the owner of the institution.

Malathi, the chief engineer in charge of the demolition, gave the revenue department the finger when asked how the school’s trespass remained undetected.

“We had no idea. It is under the income division. They ought to have kept track. We are currently destroying the encroachment “She spoke with a news organization.

While the residential areas have been undergoing demolition since last week, an official count has not yet been made.

On Tuesday, a four-story building’s boundary wall in Bengaluru’s eastern district was demolished while the occupants were still inside.

Before beginning construction, building owner Dinesh Reddy claimed he obtained “all essential clearances.”

“Despite the fact that the authorities were aware that this storm water drain had been there for a while, they nonetheless gave me permission to erect the structure. No laws have been broken by me. They arrived and tore down the compound wall without warning “said he.

The executive engineer in charge of the destruction was questioned by a news organization, and he denied that the construction had received any approval.

Executive Engineer Muni Reddy stated, “This building has no approved plan, and they have broken the law by building on a storm water drain.

Many locals claimed they were not informed in advance about the demolition and only learned about it when they heard the bulldozers in motion.

“They have not let us know. We were not told anything. We were in our homes when the demolition started, “Alok, a resident of the four-story structure that was being torn down, spoke up.

“I was dozing off. My night shift was over, and I was sound sleeping. I abruptly awoke to the obnoxious sounds of the demolition, “Praveen, a different resident, stated.

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