The GHMC with the help of the Police personnel has started demolishing several illegally constructed structures since yesterday morning. The move of the government has definitely put those people who have purchased units in those structures, to heavy loss and hardship. No doubt, the government will not compensate those buyers who have lost their money invested in those structures.
It would have been appreciable, if the present TRS government instead of demolishing those structures, should have taken over those buildings to allot to those beneficiaries under housing schemes promised in the party manifesto. Through the scheme the government would have planned to collect some percentage of the cost of the construction from the beneficiaries. That percentage of amount should have been passed on to those buyers who have invested in those structures.
The demolition, removing the debris and leveling the ground do cost a lot to the government exchequer, why such hard decision? Why can’t there be another Building Regularisation Scheme etc? The government should make strict rules; the erring officials should be penalized. Further the government should evolve with a reasonable policy, which benefits both the loser and the government.