What is the fate of properties in the B register?
Bruhat Bengaluru MahanagaraPalike (BBMP) Commissioner Manjunath Prasad has said that properties in 110 villages added to BBMP in 2007, which are on B-Khatha list, will be regularised. These properties will be de-linked from the Akrama-Sakrama scheme, on which a public interest litigation is going on in the Supreme Court. It is not clear how many properties will benefit from this, and whether it will be vacant sites alone, or if it will include the built up properties as well.
The statement comes in the backdrop of the Karnataka government’s move to amend the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964. This will regularise B-Khatha properties, once the owners pay a conversion fee and betterment charges. BBMP has also written to Urban Development Department on the issue, and the proposal is going to be debated in the cabinet.