Kathyayini Chamaraj is a freelance journalist writing since 32 years on development issues. She is also the Executive Trustee of CIVIC Bangalore since 2005, which works on issues of urban governance with a rights-based approach.
Yet another draft of new rules of Ward Committee is out, still no power to Ward Committees; appointment will be done by the corporator; corporator will have veto power. Objections to this can be filed before November 25th.
The state government is finally setting up a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) for Bangalore, that too, only after a High Court directive! But a deep dive into the MPC set up exposes its unconstitutional spirit.
There was no ownership of RMP 2015= and its implementation by BDA. Citizens to be involved at all stages of the planning process and not merely at the final draft stage, feel citizens at a workshop on the Revised Master Plan.