Residents of BTM Layout have been grouchy about the hundreds of PG dwelling in the area. They have suspected that the paying guests create a lot of disturbance and nuisance to the neighbors. According to the residents, there are more than 800 PG accommodations in BTM 1st and 2nd stage. Most of them are illegal.
BBMP Commissioner On The Matter
N Manjunath Prasad, the BBMP Commissioner has responded to the matter and said, “According to the Revised Master Plan (RMP) of 2015, the PG’s are allowed. We are bound to give permission to whoever wants to build. Once the building plan is sanctioned, a commencement certificate should be taken and later the occupancy certificate is mandatory after a building is made. If these certificates are not there, then the building shouldn’t be there. Apart from this, if there are any violations in the building, then we do not grant them the occupancy certificate. The same goes for the paying guest dwellings. If they lack these certificates, then we will shut them down.”
The Strict Rules & Regulations
N Manjunath Prasad also raised his concern regarding the nuisance caused by the paying guests. He said that the owner of a PG should follow certain rules and regulation. Their paying guests should be accustomed to all the rules, as well and should be told to follow the same. If in case the paying guests still cause any disturbance and nuisance to other residents, the license of the owner can be canceled and the PG can be closed immediately.
Legal Documents & Licenses
The BBMP is checking documents and licenses of all the PGs in BTM Layout. They have identified 170 illegal PGs, so far. All these PGs have been given a notice of seven days to provide legal documents. If they fail to do so, they will be shut down immediately.
More Constables & Patrolling
BTM Layout is the same area, where once the notorious Bawaria Gang was caught and had not been heard, ever since. Although the crime in BTM Layout has decreased over the years, but still 1086 cases of mobile theft and chain snatching were registered in 2016. In 2017, 619 cases were registered and only 327 cases came into limelight in 2018. However, 320 cases have been filed against drunk people in BTM layout and most of them have been young students from PGs.
The residents of BTM Layout have requested the BTM Layout Traffic Inspector, Puttamadaiah to increase the patrolling in the area.
Inspector has promised to make more Hoysala patrolling vehicles available. He also mentioned that 12 constables will be deployed for night duty in the area. Right now, there are 3 Hoysalas dedicated for BTM Layout that acts within 15 minutes of a complaint.
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