Such approaches failed elsewhere in cities like Delhi and one wonders whether the restructuring recommended by BBMP would work in Bangalore. The Metropolitan Authority that is proposed would supervise the three to five corporations being proposed within city limits. The MA would consist of civic agencies among others like BDA, BMTC, BWSSB that would help the corporations carry out its functions.
Now Five BBMP Corporations Proposed For Bangalore?
Now that BBMP elections have been announced for July 28, a lot of action is in progress. Chief Minister Siddaramiah was out on inspection and asked for status updates from concerned officials regarding various ongoing projects in the city.
Work would start early was the CM’s statement regarding the underground parking near Freedom Park. Lalbagh development works to the tune of Rs. 29 crore have been proposed by the Horticulture Department. Residents have suggested a railway overbridge in Kamanahalli that would be considered. MM Hospital in Pulikeshi Nagar would undergo renovation and the construction of another building in the premises is being considered.
The suggestion was made to increase the Lalbagh entry fee to Rs. 20 from the present Rs. 10. Though Lalbagh receives Rs. 2.5 crore through the sale of entry tickets, as much as 80% is spent on maintenance work there.
Kachakarakanahalli Lake is one more instance of encroachment with four temples built illegally in Sarvajnanagar constituency. The temples have been taken over by the Endowment Department.
If approved by the state government, the suggestion to restructure BBMP into five corporations by