• I Paid A Bribe
  • 3 years ago

Internal renovation

Reported on March 15, 2021 from Bangalore , Karnataka  ι Report #227172

Date: March 15, 2021
Time of Incident: Around 10 am
Location of Incident: Cambridge Layout
Office -- BBMP office address - Ward 89 Office.

We recently bought a villa in Cambridge Layout. And for the past 1 month, we are renovation internal things of the house. E.g. all 3 bathrooms needed to be redone due to severe leakage from the bathroom pipes (that are more than 15 yrs old) -- hence we had to rip the tiles out, lay out new pipes and relay tiles. Same thing for Kitchen and same thing in the balcony (private garden area) and we enlarged the size of the Windows of two bedrooms without any addition to the walls.
There is ABSOLUTELY no change in the dimensions of any of the rooms nor the entire structure of the house.
There was NO one from BBMP for the past 30 days and suddenly today there were 2 officials from BBMP Jogupalya who came demanding a permission for such alteration.

And when we argued back that we are complying with Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act Section 320 that talks about the alteration and renovation -- they were adamant about permission.

We are already at a stage where 80% work is completed, and these BBMP people were forcing us to give a bribe of Rs 10,000 / - in order to proceed further and complete our work.

We were helpless and had to shell out the money.

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