The income tax department will build a hitech office & staff quarters on the land adjacent to the Belgaum fort.
Bhoomi Puja was conducted today by Mr.P V Pradeep, Joint commissioner at the site.
Initially only a compound wall be built.
This is the same space where private bus (RR) and tempos used to park and this was being used another small bus stand. This land belongs to the Income Tax department and today the bhoomi pooja was done.
The CPWD will built the quarters. Sources from the IT department said that, they had taken all the regulatory approvals from the designated authorities to build there.
The private bus operators were shocked on this wall building as they will have no space to park and they said their business will get affected and also people traveling will face hard ships if we are told to park else where, as this place was near to the central bus stand.
A few voices of resent were also heard at the site with a few heritage lovers taking a opposition that this will be within 100 mtrs of a heritage building.
But the IT dept says that they have all the regulatory approvals with them.
The new law also states that, “ any construction – whether it is private or government – is punishable if it is done without the clearance of the concerned officials in the archaeological and heritage department.”