Worried about the damage due to rain? Make sure you are at home when Revenue inspectors visit you

First Published 4, Sep 2017, 4:48 PM IST
bengaluru rain affected victims Palike to compensate
  • The Palike will provide compensation to the rain-affected victims
  • Revenue inspectors will assess the damage caused due to rain
  • The government has not yet announced the relief package

As you prepare to assess the damage done to your properties by the incessant rains, the state government is contemplating to compensate the losses due to the rains.

For the past two days, Bengalureans have been bearing the brunt of heavy rainfall. Buildings in the low-lying areas were inundated, and the roads were clogged with water. Especially areas like Srirampuram, HSR Layout, Koramangala, Viveknagar, Austin Town and Goodshed road were the worst hit. However, the people have had no time to assess the damage caused their properties.

But they need not worry. Bengaluru district in-charge Minister KJ George has asked the Revenue inspectors to visit the affected areas and gather details of the damages caused to the properties. The government will provide the compensation depending on the damage assessment report submitted by the revenue inspectors, reports Kannada Prabha.

However, it is not yet known how the Palike is going to decide the amount on the extent of the damage.

Meanwhile, he also said that the there were no takers for the flats being provided by the Bengaluru Development Authority. With an intention to provide shelter to the low-income families, the state government had initiated the scheme to provide flats through the BDA. But so far, no one has come forward to apply for the flats, George said. There are flats available for sale still, and if anyone applies for it even now, they may stand a chance to get the flats, George said. The flats are built with basic amenities and are a better option for the low-income groups than staying in their poorly-built houses. But the fact that the government was not finding any takers for these flats have now raised questions about the quality of these flats.