State government is planning to soon enact the BBMP Bill for Bengaluru’s governance. But the city’s growing problems cannot be solved with the current governance structure or by merely increasing the number of wards, as envisioned in the Bill.
Bengaluru has a planning committee now, but is it enough to plan only BDA level, when the boundaries of the city are growing much beyond BDA level? Here’s an analysis on why we need Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) at Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority scale.
Unrestrained construction has destroyed farm lands and water sources around Sarjapura while introducing safety and connectivity problems. But neither the government nor the real estate developers seem to care.
Mohan Rao, an urban planner tells Citizen Matters the real reasons for why so many Bengaluru layouts don’t have water supply and why buses are forced to run on 9-metre wide roads. He is clear about the solutions too.
The one thing citizens expect after the recent spate of fires in Bengaluru is clear regulations on which buildings need fire safety compliance and which not. Sorry, even there, our authorities are working at cross purposes.