State capital to move to Kundapura !!

In what is being hailed as an unprecedented and possibly bold move, Chief Minister Mr Kumaraswamy has announced what he calls his master stroke to solve Bangalore’s congestion problems. Some Metbloggers (Ravi, Rajesh, myself) called on Mr CM to hear him in person to know more.

MB > Could you describe this better Mr CM?
HDK > It is simple. You all want us to do two big things. One, manage Bangalore’s growth better. Two, spread Bangalore’s prosperity around in Karnataka.

MB > So how do you plan to do that?
HDK > We are shifting Karnataka’s state capital to a small town on other side of the state called Kundapura. That should divert some growth out of Bangalore to that relatively untouched corner of Karnataka. Two birds with one stone you see.


MB > How did you get such a bold and inspirational idea?
HDK > I was reading a nephew’s history textbook when I read about Muhammad Bin-Tughlaq. And I thought why not, after all we read history to learn and get inspirations, alva?

MB > So what are the dates like?
HDK > I have already shifted my brother (Mr Revanna)’s offices to Kundapura. He will personally supervise construction of a greenfield capital city in nearby villages there. I will be making daily helicopter trips to keep tab on all the work. I expect the project to be completed by end of 2008.

MB > Wait a sec. Granted this is not West Bengal, but wont it be a problem to acquire land around Kundapura for this city?
HDK > Aiyo, not to worry. Revanna, appa and myself already own most of it! We are farmers you know (murmurs – “Buddha is not!”).

MB > Ready by 2008, and then?
HDK > We will have a naming ceremony for the new city in Dec 2008. Suggestions for name will be invited on a website (He quipped – “please vote for Kuma-Reva City, just kidding!”). And then, by middle of 2009, we will move all state government offices to the new capital. See, I have started it and Yedi will finish the job. That is called coalition!

MB > But why do you have to move? Bangalore’s congestion was caused by the IT companies.
HDK > I know that. But let the IT-BT companies and bloggers struggle and manage this city. I want to live in a nice, new and peaceful place. I think Kundapura is that place. Masses will move with me.

This is all we could manage. It was time for Janata Darshan, and HDK had no more time left for us. So here it is folks, the breaking news for April 1, 2007!

12 Comments so far

  1. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

    Hey…if only the date would change, that would be SUCH a sensible plan to save Bangalore and develop another part of the State!

  2. Mytri (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 12:44 am

    :-) ;-)
    Oh goodie.I have a friend from Kundapura. Phew!!! Thankgoodness, Now that I have the “right” connections,I can happily get all my jobs “done”. And better buy all those sites in Kundapura ;-)

    Ha Ha Ha. Good that we got it in before the day got over!!!

  3. tarlesubba (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 1:04 am

    ho marre vidhan soudha kundapurakk battha?
    idella aapuda hopuda!! summane manDe bisi maaD beDi marre. april phool maaDlikke novu nepa illya?

    *get this translated dooDe*

  4. Mytri (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    Mande bishi maadlilla. Yeno bondey siggathey antha nenaskondey ;-)

    Winky winky eyes hakiddine saarey ;-)

    Snehitharu Kundapura ammale Karkala, Puttur, Suliya inde bandidaare. Swalpa swalpa artha aagathe avaru “funny” Kannada.

    Phew. I sincerely hope that my buddies pass on that particular sentence or I am in deep trouble for calling it “funny”!!! ;-) ;-) ;-)

  5. tarlesubba (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 1:47 am

    this is what would qualify a developed sense of rumour.

    mythri… tamashi maaDoda?

  6. Ravi (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    This is Mr. Alex, Advocate & Solicitor, Bangalore Bar Council, representing Mr. Ravi. My client wishes to state that he was in no way associated with this visit to the CM’s office. The claim that Mr. Silkboard visited the CM’s office with my client and has privy information about the move to Kundapura is totally false and fabricated. My client is just a simple blogger who’s IQ levels are so low that an important person and eminent worthy such as the CM should permit him to visit his office is totally unbelievable.
    May I request Mr. SB (or whoever he/she is!) to desist from including my client’s name from this post OR face punitive, legal action which could include accompanying the CM on his innumerable helicopter trips to Kundapura or having to partake raagi mudde everyday, for the next 10 years!
    April 01, 2007

  7. silkboard (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    Ravi, that almost scared me. No kidding :)

    Deepa, though wrote this for 1st April, I too think this a good idea. Wish Mr HDK gets to read it.

    Tarle/Mythri, developed sense of “rumour”, very innovative phrase indeed!

  8. Ravi (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 1:19 pm

    @Silkboard: Hehehe! That was meant to! ROTFLMAO!

  9. Rajesh (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

    Humm, i was just out of bangalore for a weekend and so much happened…!!

    SB, i was debating with our dear CM on who should get the next barath rathna award nomination, you and Ravi seems to be busy thus went ahead and told me that i could collect it on behalf of MB… all he wants is more TRP / Clciks on posts having his name, good deal isnt’ it!!

  10. silkboard (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

    I have been out of Bangalore for a few days myself. One more week to go, hope they don’t change the capital back to Bangalore while I am away!

  11. NK (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    SB sir, why Kundapura, why did you not suggest Karwar or Kumta to HDK!?

  12. silkboard (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

    @NK, no particular reason, just like that.

    Jut curious. If you were to suggest a smallish place as the new capital, what would you pick?

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