Leading to the protest against “Retrospective STP” order of BWSSB, the FAAB core team organised a press meet at Vidhana Soudha with the help of MLA B N Vijaykumar and MLA Dr. Ashwatha Narayanan. FAAB core members, President Mr. C S V Prasad, Gen. Secretary Mr. Shivkumar, Vice President Mr. Sampath represented FAAB during the meet.
FAAB appreciates Deccan Herald for their article on STPs and how BWSSB is harassing common people (citizens) living in apartments.
Fellow residents of apartments,
The time has come for us to break out of silence and protest in a big way. BWSSB is out there to cover up their shortcomings by using apartments as scape-goats. Not only are we being made scape goats, they are also harassing us in every way possible – 3 times higher water charges, mandating an infeasible retrospective STP implementation in old apartments complexes are a few. Being silent and nice is not helping us.
Do not tolerate this anymore !!!, The time is now to rise and fight this injustice, else, repent for this lost opportunity and be a subject of harassment for years to come.
Yes, it is now or never.
We, at FAAB, have organised a peaceful protest walk from Townhall to Freedom park, on 16th Dec. 2017 at 10:30am. Following the walk the core team of FAAB will handover a strong letter of protest against the “Retrospective STP” order to The Chairman, BWSSB.
Join us in thousands, let us show our strength.
FAAB organised a simple yet grand celebration of coming together of many apartment complexes to fight the harassment of BWSSB in mandating setting up a retrospective STP.
The celebration was attended by the 60 registered members of FAAB and many more well wishers. The proceeding not only covered the core issues, the focus was also to look beyond the retrospective STP and look to address a broader set of issues that apartments in Bengaluru face today.
FAAB (Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru) is a milestone organisation for the benefit of apartments coming up in Bengaluru. The volunteers representing various apartment complexes have been tirelessly fighting the battle against BWSSB and KSPCB in numerous avenues including Karnataka High Court and National Green Tribunal (Chennai) against the retrospective STP order. Slowly and steadily creating awareness of the harassment meted out to the apartment complexes in general and seeking justice.
– Arun Selvaraj
To further the cause of apartment dwellers in their fight against retrospective STP imposed by BWSSB on apartment complexes, FAAB has organised a peaceful protest on 5th August at Maurya circle (opp. Maurya hotel, near Race course road) around 12pm.
Please join us in big numbers !
To all FAAB members who have been served the notice by KSPCB. Here is a sample response that I have drafted.
– Mr. Shivkumar, Gen. Secretary & Legal counsel, FAAB
FAAB conducted the annual general body meeting on 28th May 2017 at Southern India Banks Staff Training College, Shankarapuram.
Chief guest, Jayanagar MLA, Mr. Vijaykumar graced the occasion and provided support to the work being done by FAAB.
FAAB has filed a case before Hon’ble NGT Southern zone bench at Chennai against the notification dtd. 21.04.2017, by BWSSB. The case came up for hearing today and the Tribunal, while admitting the Petition, ordered issue of Notice to KSPCB. Standing counsels representing GoK and CPCB took notices in open court.
FAAB’s General Secretary and Legal counsel Mr. Shiva Kumar has lodged a petition with National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently objecting the manner in which BWSSB has forced old apartments to implement STP and dual pipelines without due consultation on feasibility in many existing apartment complexes.