Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bangalore Developmental Activies by BBMP


The Karnataka Government vide Gazette Notification dated 2.11.2006, has brought under the jurisdiction of Bangalore Mahanagara Palike seven City Municipal Councils, one Town Municipal Council and 111 villages surrounding Bangalore City Corporation area to improve and co-ordinate infrastructure development for road and transportation net work, water supply and underground drainage, solid waste management, upgrade quality of urban civic services and for better co-ordination in service delivery system. After inclusion of these areas, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has been declared as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. The jurisdictional area and the responsibility of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has gone up considerably on account of this inclusion. So also the revenue to BBMP. The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is successful in collecting several crores as property tax for the year 2008-09 under self-assessment scheme. 

Though the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has come into existence w.e.f. 2.11.2006, the progress of developmental works in the newly added areas are not very satisfactory. Most of these areas continue to maintain their old status quo as far as civic amenities are concerned. No visible changes are forthcoming in these newly added areas despite 212 years have elapsed. 

Since now the BBMP has a large chunk of money at its disposal, it may speedily undertake developmental activities such as providing good motorable roads, construction of commercial complexes, opening up of new hospitals for the poor, uninterrupted cauvery water supply, good sanitary systems etc. in the newly added CMC, TMC and village panchayat areas without sacrificing the developmental works of the areas falling within the jurisdiction of old Bangalore Mahanagara Palike failing which the purpose of formation of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike would be of no avail to the public. 

Advocate Selvakumar

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