Wipro, Prestige, Eco Space, Bagmane Tech Park, and others are on the list of alleged encroachers who closed up around 700 storm water drain in Bengaluru that led to last week’s flood in parts of the city, claimed BBMP. After allegations, tech giant Wipro has come up with a reaction.
Allegations Of Encroachment
Tech giant Wipro stated on Wednesday, September 14 that its campus in Doddakannelli locality of the city has been constructed as per the authorized plan. The company’s reaction comes in after its name appeared in the list of alleged encroachers, drafted by the city civic authority, the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike).
The city civic authorities’ memo names 15 encroachments by various developers and firms like IT firms, hospitals, and educational institutions. The list includes Prestige, Bagmane Tech Park, Columbia Asia Hospital, Eco Space, Gopalan, Salarpuria, Wipro, and Congress leader Haris Nalapad.
Wipro has defended itself with its statement on Wednesday. It said, “Wipro abides by the laws of every jurisdiction where it does business and adheres to the highest standards of integrity. The Wipro campus in Doddakannelli is as per sanctioned plan. We have not received any notice from BBMP.”
Continuing with its demolition drive, the BBMP on Wednesday leveled several structures in the city’s Mahadevpura zone. According to the civic body, while demolition is complete in the Papaiah Reddy layout, 50% of the work is left in Challaghatta and 25% in the Shantiniketan layout and Vagdevi layout. Marking is yet to be done in the stretches: Sadarmangala lake to Bellathur, Doddakannahalli lake to Soul kere, Sheelvant kere to TZED apartment, and Pattandur Agrahara kere to Nallurhalli, reported Hindustantimes.
Later, the BBMP had to halt its anti-encroachment drive at Bagmane Tech Park, following a Karnataka Lokayukta order to follow due legal procedures before demolishing properties. The order follows a complaint by Bagmane Developers Pvt Ltd on Saturday. BBMP had earlier marked encroachments at the Bagmane Tech Park for demolition.