Illegal Extension of Parking Space

While “Sakrama” is a government initiative to regularize illegal constructions, there are many small violations everywhere in our fair city, where the owners break the rules with impunity.

In all the residential areas, one can see this kind of illegal construction:

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The shape of the gate illegally includes the pavement (footpath) space into the parking space of the building (And of course, aesthetically, since the building is pink and the car is red, the gate has to be painted a jarring blue!)

The ownder no doubt justify this kind of rule-bending to themselves by thinking that it is not as bad as an illegal site…

Rules are for others to follow, for us to bend as it suits us….

7 Comments so far

  1. tarlesubba (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    And of course, aesthetically, since the building is pink and the car is red, the gate has to be painted a jarring blue!

    hahaha!!! enjoyed that a lot.

  2. Nirav (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 4:52 am

    And do u know some of those morons doesn’t even know its illegal.

  3. Radman (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

    nirav, i dont think that is quite accurate. they know its illegal, they just dont care.

  4. We Finance Loans (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 5:57 am

    is there a rule of adverse possession in india. ie. in 20 years time, this guy can legal own that extra piece of space? hahaha

  5. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    Equally responsible are the building inspectors and the town planning dept officials who turn a blind eye when such open and blatant rule violations and encroachment of public roads and pavements take place.

    If severe and deterrent action (demolition by civic officials) is taken at the first sign of noticing such violations and encroachment of public roads/pavements, it serves as a warning to others. If there is a strict check

    Another thing that encourages such illegal constructions is regularising such structures by collecting compound fee or fine from the owners by the civic bodies. It only encourages others and emboldens them to construct illegally with the confidence they can get regularisation by paying compound fee or fine.

    An illegal activity cannot become a legal activity by paying fine/compound fee. Anyone can build any structure aywhere and get it regularised. Then perhaps the Town Planning Dept and Rules become reduntant.

    Govt can save money by closing down the town planning depts in civic bodies and by laying off town planning officials and building inspectors.

  6. Anjan (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 5:21 am

    Where is this? I am sending a complaint to BBMP, cna you give me the address.

  7. NAMS (unregistered) on November 24th, 2007 @ 9:33 am

    I can see this kind of violaions in every part of the city. Most of the car owners do this…of course whoever is building a new own house, are atleast constructing this kind of gates for the cars to be bought in future….this is happening everywhere in Bengaluru…

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