The Belagavi Urban Development Authority (BUDA) is seeking consultant firms to carry out the Kanabargi residential project. If all goes according to plan, applications for the sites will be invited from the public in February 2024.
BUDA has not introduced a new layout in the past 15 years, which has led to a significant increase in land costs. The previous residential project, Ramtirth Nagar layout, performed poorly and put pressure on BUDA to move forward with Kanabargi.
Due to legal disputes with farmers occupying about 30 acres, the project may proceed on the remaining land. BUDA had proposed a land-sharing ratio of 60:40 with farmers, but it was rejected.
A subsequent proposal of 50:50 was accepted by most farmers except those who own 30 acres. BUDA is obligated to provide 50% of the developed sites to the farmers who relinquished their land.
The Urban Development Minister, Byrathi Suresh, stated that work on the Kanabargi layout project would begin soon. BUDA has also planned a 20-acre residential building complex within Kanabargi to address the housing needs of lower and middle-income segments, which will start after the Kanabargi layout project.
BUDA Commissioner Shakeel Ahmed stated, “We have already issued tenders, and if everything goes according to plan, site marking work will begin within two months.”
Furthermore, BUDA has outlined plans for a 20-acre residential building complex within Kanabargi to address the housing needs of the lower and middle-income segments.