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HERITAGE MASTER PLAN
Heritage-related aspects need to be addressed and complemented by a comprehensive Heritage
Master Plan that requires to be prepared for the entire Bangalore Metropolitan Area (BMA).
The Plan's purpose will be to ensure that heritage resources are identified, graded, protected, conserved and the heritage regulations and proposals implemented through an appropriate institutional mechanism.
Natural Heritage in the context of BMA will include historically established natural landscapes such as parks, forests, lakes such as Cubbon Park and Lalbagh, Halasuru lake, Sankey Tank and Big Banyan tree.
Cultural heritage will include heritage precincts having political, religious and residential development, areas that are inhabited and carries an inherent cultural-associational value.
Included under this will be the Karaga festival, Bull temple and Kadlekai Parishe, Someshwara temple in Halasuru and its processional path, Shivajinagar (areas around St. Mary's Basilica, during St. Mary's feast) and roads that turn pedestrian-only streets during these festivals.
In addition, cultural heritage will encompass
several fairs and festivals organized / celebrated
in Bengaluru, the scale of which ranges from the local to the international.
To identify and delineate Heritage Zones and precincts, the RMP 2031 considered the
1. Historicity of the heritage area / building /
2. Urban character and nature of activities
3. Architectural character and style
4. Spatial contiguity and congruence
Based on these definitions, the RMP 2031 has delineated 12 heritage zones in the City:
1. Central Administrative Heritage Zone (38 Heritage sites)
2. Petta and Bangalore Fort Heritage Zone (37)
3. Gavipuram, Basavanagudi and VV Puram Heritage Zone (66)
4. M G Road Heritage Zone (27)
5. Shivajinagar Heritage Zone (12)
6. Cleveland Town Heritage Zone (10)
7. Richards Town Heritage Zone (25)
8. Malleshwaram Heritage Zone (2)
9. Halasuru Heritage Zone (10)
10. Whitefield Inner Circle Heritage Zone (3)
11. Begur Temple Heritage Zone (2)
12. Bangalore Palace Heritage Zone (3)