Greater Bangalore, bigger promises

BBMP LogoRead about the BBMP budget? Definitely some big promises in there, though not all of them new – most have been talked about recently (see links below). But the budget puts money on these promises, and that is exciting indeed.

# Elevated Core Inner Ring Road (Details are already out)
# Elevated roads over storm water drains (Could mean 250 km of new roads!)
# That road-tunnel from Minsk Square to Hebbal flyover. The idea is to get people out from CBD to North of city (new Airport?) as quick as possible.
# Skywalks as we told you, 34 of them!
# Comprehensive lake development plan, life for 14 lakes (so more places like Sankey Tank and Hebbal lake?)
# JUNURM project to separate sewage from drains
# Remodelling of pavements on IT-BT roads (so that we have pedestrians on pavements, and vehicles on road, and not other way around)

The list is bigger, with few more items. But all the noise recently has been positive. Let us wait and watch!

3 Comments so far

  1. Chitra (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 11:50 am

    Hmmm, I read this in the papers yesterday and kind of had a premonition that you would be posting about it here. Now, why is that? ;)

    I am thrilled with all the announcements. However, I am most excited about the lakes. I am almost in tears when I think of all the lakes that Bangalore has lost. Now, if we get some of those back, that will be great!

    PS: What is ‘IT-BT’?

  2. silkboard (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    Dont know Chitra, why is that!? That tells me I should try post about other things in life as well.

    But yes, this definitely sounded exciting. We may not realize it, but our city is probably turning a corner right now. And I hope I am right in calling that out.

  3. silkboard (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

    And oh, “IT-BT Roads” is a term govt uses to describe roads that they think are meant solely for use by Info Tech and Bio Tech companies/industry. As if if you make a road in Whitefield or Elec City, non IT-BT crowd does not benefit from them at all. And as if no other industries can come up in those areas.

    Terms like these are waiting to be attacked by our socialists and so-called pro-urban_poor groups.

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