People bear the brunt

Realizing the necessity to restore the drains in the city, BBMP has initiated a massive clearance operation to make way for rain water to flow smoothly. In the process it is demolishing several unauthorized structures built over the drains, major and minor canals. Although it causes instant hardships to those who have paid huge amount of money to buy such illegal properties, it is essential to avoid flooding of the city. If there is no proper infrastructure for the rain water to flow, it sure will create another Chennai in Bengaluru. The beneficiaries in the process are the builders who constructed and sold such unauthorized buildings, officials who approved for it and now the contractors who got the job to clear the land. The people in loss are the poor dwellers, who purchased these properties without knowing the future consequences and are now on the streets.

Dr. S V N Vijayendra, Mysuru

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