Karnataka government mulls ban on construction of tall buildings
The Karnataka government is contemplating a five-year ban on construction of multi-storeyed residential buildings in view of the acute water crisis, deputy chief minister Dr G Parameshwara said Thursday.
Speaking to reporters here, he also alleged failure of the builders to provide water to those dwelling in apartments.
The builders sell the apartments to families without assuring them of water availability, he said.
When the water sources go dry, the apartment dwellers depend on tankers, and the water supplied through the tankers allegedly cause water-borne and skin diseases, he said.
Due to water scarcity, deliberations were on to ban the construction of apartments in the city for the next five years, Parameshwara said.
The government would soon convene a meeting of all the builders and developers to seek their opinion on the issue to take a final call, he said.