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Beware! Don’t build on Raja Kaluve

DNBAN21305 | 3/6/2010 | Author : Mythili G Nirvan | WC :425 | Business & Economy



The BBMP has been on a demolition drive to raze buildings that have been built on Raja Kaluves (storm water drains), including slum dwellings, apartment complexes, schools and commercial establishments. The encroachment on Raja Kaluves and the so called ‘illegally constructed’ buildings have been cited as one of the prime reasons for flooding during heavy rains in the city.
The CDP for Storm Water Drains says, ‘With the growth of the City, the number of lakes has reduced to 64, and small lakes and tank beds have vanished because of encroachment and construction activities. This has resulted in storm-water drains reducing to gutters of insufficient capacity, leading to flooding during monsoon.
 Dumping of MSW in the drains comp
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