Welcome to Greater Bangalore

On Sep 14th, I had published a post about the state cabinet deciding to form Greater Bangalore. And on Jan 16, the proposal has became a reality.

As of Jan 16th, we are now residents of Greater Bangalore. What was a city of only 225 square kilometers is now a HUGE 741 square kilometers city!

Map courtesy: TOI

So what got included into the city?
7 CMCs – Rajarajeshwari, Dasarahalli, Bommanahalli, K R Puram, Mahadevapura, Byatarayanapura and Yelahanka.
+ 1 Town MC – Kengeri.
+ 111 urbanized villages.

So, what’s up now?
1. BMP no longer exists. It has become the BBMP – Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.
2. The city will experience more problems.
3. People from the TMC, CMC and urbanized villages still do not have a clear indication of where to go for property related works and matters.
4. K Jairaj has been appointed as a first commissioner of Greater Bangalore. Dilip Rau, the administrator of BMP, has been appointed as the administrator of Greater Bangalore.

2006 Sep 13: State Cabinet approved Greater Bangalore proposal
2006 Nov 02: Government invited objections from citizens
2007 Jan 16: Final notification issued regarding formation of Greater Bangalore.

So, here’s to Greater Bangalore! Let us hope that this city resolves its pending problems and strives to become the best city to live in India!

3 Comments so far

  1. M O H A N (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    Greater are the problems of the greater bangalore!!!

    Our planners have lost sight with the existing bangalore and now want to add to this mess!!!

    Definetly the CMC was the most corrupt of the lot.Thumbs down for them.

    BMP which does not even have a budget runs the show on need basis…now its interesting how it will be able to MANAGE a huge population base!!

    One small question to Mr Jairaj… how do you plan to provide water, roads, air for these people as land rates will zoom up fast?

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on January 19th, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    Indeed a historic moment! everything else remains the same for common man, the land prices will further northwards…

  3. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on January 20th, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    Was the restructuring submitted to the voting process, or by “eminent domain”?
    How this fares, will be watched by the rest of the world very closely as an example of what to do. (If it’s successful.) Or, conversely what not to do. (If it turns into a civic nightmare.) Interesting.
    Does give new meaning to the term “Bangalored”.



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