The long arm of law
As the saying goes, there is no such thing as perfect crime. When i first moved into bangalore back in early 2000, i used to hear people say that in kormanagala alone there are close to 100 software companies. I always used to think how is it that in a residential area, people could let out their houses to these companies and make handsome profits. Why even my office was operating out of a rented premises !
And finally the law has caught up on them ! The high court passed orders saying that there is no scope for such voilations and they all will have to be demolished !
There are however a few points to be noted.
1. Most of the residents complain of inadequate time given to them for demolishing. WTF ? When you were able to make an unapproved construction overnight to rake in the moolah, why not demolish it overnight ?
2. The demolition is due to a petition by a doctor. Now the residents are going hammer and tongs to prove that the doctor himself has done unapproved constructions ! Now isn't this a clear case of crab mentality ? You have voilated the law. Now first get your house in order before complaining about others !
3. One of the tenant in such an illegal construction is a software company. In a clear case of software high handedness, he has gone to court saying that his clients in the US of A are disturbed by such proceedings and he may loose more clients. It seems he has installed a server worth 4 lakhs and he needs some more time to move out. Saddeningly the court has agreed to give him a little bit more time. Now here are my questions to that useless and worthless piece of shit of a tenant. Firstly, the government has constructed an Electronics city and an ITPL. What prevented you from going and setting up shop there ? Secondly you are an educated person right ? Dont you think before you start a company it is your duty to first find out whether the place you are renting out is a proper notified commercial area ? And to top it all who the hell cares about your US of A clients or not ? I am most disturbed by the court giving him more time ! The court should not have agreed to giving him more time. Server or not.
4. Most of the residents are resorting to road blocking and demonstrations it seems. What crap ! I hope the police get shoot at sight orders on such people ! Ok that might seem far fetched. The saddening part is most the people who have flouted the law have atleast 4 or 5 cars parked in their garages ! Greed and total greed ! Violating an approved plan !
In all these valid questions can be asked like how did the companies get sanction, what were the BCC officials doing at that point etc etc. Now i am not going to go into those intricacies.
I fully support the court and the Bangalore City Corporation in this drive. It seems that this drive will continue in areas like Domlur and Indranagar. I sincerely hope that all such companies are weeded out ! That would provide some respite for the common man who is unable to travel through the roads in these localities, as they are taken over for parking by these companies !
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 11:22 AM