Imagine renting out wings for people to cross outer ring road, government-operated helipads for food delivery boys to help them avoid footpaths, spoiling Bengaluru weather so that people can migrate to Chennai! Some ideas for better Bengaluru.
Strategy should be to elevate the stature of the Mayor’s office, take up small but significant set of things that lead to perceptible improvements, and to get citizens involved in local decision making.
Five rings and 26 radials to create a network of major arterial roads. Mass transport corridors. Multi-pronged strategy of creation of land bank and affordable housing. The RMP-2031 has many proposals that will shape Bengaluru in future.
To make a difference, all the citizen services have to come under one authority. The control the state government, ministers and MLAs wield over the city reduces the BBMP bodies to a minor tick box in our complex democracy.
The feasibility report says the traffic will remain congested even after the construction of the grade separator. The impact of Green Metro line hasn’t been taken into consideration in the feasibility study or DPR.
Jal Mitra celebrated its second year anniversary recently. A volunteer from this group actively involved in the preservation of Rachenahalli Lake, shares its road map on how you can save your local lakes.