Published On: Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018

Karnataka Home Minister Promises Land to Builders for Skill Development Institute

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Bengaluru: Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy Inaugurated the Technical Session of the 28th All India Builders’ Convention organized by the Builders’ Association of India (BAI). He explored the equipment and technology exhibition at the 3-day convention being held at Clarks Exotica, Bengaluru.


Responding to the issues raised by the BAI in the infrastructure sector, Ramalinga Reddy Said, “The Karnataka Government is pro-development and we are working towards implementing a single window system of approval to avoid project deadlocks and fast track development”. He said, “I am aware of undue delays in plan sanctions primarily due to multiple layers of approvals and lack of accountability from the authorities.”

“A panel headed by the Chief Minister is looking into the revisions made to Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Road Width in the new City Development Plan (CDP) Document” pointed out, Reddy in response to practicalities (on FAR and road width issues) raised by the builders. The minister also assured land required to set up an Institute for skilling the construction labourers.


Expressing the concerns on some of the mandates mentioned in CDP document HN Vijaya Raghava Reddy, National President BAI said, “FAR has been lowered in all rate slabs. This is not favourable if we are planning to promote vertical development of the City of Bengaluru.  The standard road width in any Govt. development projects are 30 ft, 40 ft, 60 ft, 80 ft, 120ft, CDP document has specified road width as 41 ½ ft (12.5 mts).   We recommend the Government to retain 40ft.”

Later at Technical Sessions, architect Dr. Sujit Kumar,a green habitat expert affirmed ‘Green Habitat’ is not another compliance factor, it is something that needs to be inclusive fundamentally in the very plan of anything we build, to ensure sensible living. The scope for innovation is tremendous.


Dr. Jyothi Gupta,a Smart City expert threw light on the responsibility of builders in understanding the elements of Smart City and how important the factor is in integrating these elements into their projects.Alluding to the fact that India was a land of innovators, engineer Rajendraexplained the marvels of the Big Temple in Thanjavur.

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