Mysore, Mar. 28 (KCU&KK)- The Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) commenced the allotment of sites by lots, formed on a plot acquired by them at Mullusoge in Periyapatna taluk, at the premises of the office of Assistant Executive Engineer, KHB, Saraswathipuram here yesterday.

About 50 activists of Sthree Shakti and Karnataka Rakshana Vedike staged a protest at the spot alleging that the process of selecting the applicants was biased and irrational as genuine localites were being left out and the prices quoted for the sites were exorbitant.

When contacted, KHB Executive Engineer told SOM that about 162 sites would be distributed by lots and priority had been given for localites and genuine applicants not in possession of any sites and reservation quotes have been maintained as per government norms.

KHB auctions controversial sites

Mysore, Mar. 28 (ACP&DM)- The KHB has been successful in auctioning two controversial sites located in Naidunagar of the city. A site adjoining a temple and another one adjoining a mosque in Naidunagar were the disputed ones, both of which were encroached upon by unidentified persons, it is learnt.

KHB DGM C.M. Shivaprakash, during his recent visit to the two controversial sites, noticed a Dhwajasthamba installed in one of the sites and a khurj installed in the other site, following which he held discussions with local leaders, who cleared the way for auction of the sites.

It is learnt that a Temple Management Board has applied for allocating one site for free while a Mosque Management Board had applied for the other. Both the sites were auctioned at KHB office on Thursday in which one of the sites was awarded to Temple Board and other to the Mosque Board.

The KHB had fixed Rs. 25 lakh for the site adjoining the temple (7815 sq.ft) and Rs. 16,67,200 for the site adjoining the mosque (5210 sq.ft) as the minimum bid price. But one Manjunath bid Rs. 8.15 lakh on behalf of the Temple Board while one Rehmathullah alias Saleem bid Rs. 4.30 lakh for the other site.

Shivaprakash, speaking to SOM, said that although the auctioning of two controversial sites ended without any confusion, it is for the KHB to finally approve the allocation of sites for the bid amount called by the bidders.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore