The legendary market was demolished and rehabitants were allotted shops on lottery basis. Now Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is permitting illegal constructions and allotment of shops within the heritage structure.
When it comes to adequate, planned housing for the poor in Bengaluru, the government offers little land and lesser money. But when it comes to SEZs, hotels, layouts and apartments, there is always land available. Part II of the series.
In the first of a three-part series on what will happen to Bengaluru after the elections-2013, Subramaniam Vincent reflects on how Bengaluru was put on developmental steroids and pushed onto the sky like a shining saucer.