All about Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF)

[] The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) is authorised to file an FIR against anyone who trespasses or abuses the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) property or other properties in its jurisdiction

In order to strengthen its commitment of keeping ‘citizens first’ and to bring about Bengaluru’s organised growth, the Karnataka government set up the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) in 1996. The BMTF is headed by the additional director-general of police and has supporting staff from sections including administrative and revenue section, police and the town planning section.

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Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force: Key responsibilities

In sync with the needs of citizens and the various stakeholders, the BMTF works towards driving economic activity in the city by making it a preferred choice for people to live and work. The key responsibilities of the BMTF include:

  • Protection of property and land belonging in its jurisdiction (as marked in the maps below) – The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Government of Karnataka, Bangalore Development Authority, Karnataka Slum Clearance Board, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, City Municipal Councils, Town Municipal Councils, the various lakes that are under the Forest Department for maintenance within the Bangalore Rural District, Bangalore Urban District and the Bangalore Metropolitan Region as defined in Section 2(c) of BMRDA Act, 1985, the areas falling under the area of authority of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Local Planning Authority in Bangalore District and any other property that is mentioned by the government from time to time.

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Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF)


Source: BMTF website

  • It is the BMTF’s responsibility to detect, inspect and bring to trial, criminal activities related to trespassing and unauthorised occupation of property and land belonging to the above mentioned departments of the Karnataka government and any other property that the government mentions from time to time.
  • The BMTF is also responsible for identifying in its area of authority, employees of organisations which back the common public into committing offenses and take strict action as per the above mentioned enactments.

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The BMTF has outlined a strategy, based on which they plan to operate, in order to make Bengaluru a sought-after place for living and working. It is focusing on developing an open way of communication with the citizens and addressing the issues of the affected parties. They also are developing an intelligence network to obstruct and fish out violations in organisations in their jurisdictions. Finally, among other strategies, they are also working on sensitising employees of organisations in corruption-free methods of working.

Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force: Process to file complaints

To file the complaints, citizens have to log in to the website and click on the online complaints tab present on the homepage.

Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force

You will find the online complaint form which has to be filled and submitted. In the form, mention details including name, address, phone number, email id, complaint subject details and address of the property.

All about Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF)

All about Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF)

The complaint gets registered once you fill the form and the recipient will be sent a ticket number immediately.

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Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force: Process to check status of complaints

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To check the status of the complaint, a citizen has to log on to the website and click on the ‘online complaints’ tab present on the homepage and click on ‘know your status’. Users who have selected their identities to be confidential can view their status by putting their user id and password.

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Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force: Contact details

You can contact BMTF office at:

BBMP Office building, N. R. Square, Bengaluru – 2

Phone : 080 – 22975586, 22975587, 22975589

Email id:


Who heads the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force?

The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force is headed by the additional director- general of Police.

When was the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force set up?

The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force was set up in 1996.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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