About 2,500 buildings have been regularized by the Supreme Court, based on reports by the AV Chandrashekhar justice committee. These are buildings that have been constructed in the 17 notified villages for Dr. Shivaram Karanth Layout which is being developed by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA).
A press release from Justice AV Chandrashekhar committee said clearance certificates would be issued to building owners from May 13 at Medi Agrahara Urdu Primary School. Beneficiaries will need to bring with them photo ID, Aadhaar card and committee receipt. The statement said that the beneficiaries would receive an SMS indicating the time and date when they can withdraw the certificate of regularization.
Many owners have already received SMS warnings about the regularization of their buildings. Most of these buildings were developed between December 2014 and March 2018. In December 2014, the Karnataka High Court had canceled the preliminary notification of land acquisition for the development. However, in March 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the notification and ordered the development of the scheme, and appointed the Justice AV Chandrashekhar committee to identify legal buildings in the notified area. The Supreme Court had also ordered that 13 BDA-approved developments and two multi-storey apartment complexes under construction not be acquired for development.
The committee received a total of 7,161 requests for regularization of constructions built on notified land in 17 villages. The committee had earlier said that the applications were categorized into four baskets – by 2014, between 2014 and 2018, overflow work started before 2018 and after 2018.