Hoskote to be developed as satellite town

Expanding city horizon Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda launches various development projects in Hoskote on Friday. Union Minister for Coroporate Affairs M Veerappa Moily, Labour Minister B N Bache Gowda look on.KPN

Speaking after launching development projects at Hoskote, Gowda said developing towns around Bangalore as satellite hubs is the need of the hour in order to decongest the State capital.

The State Cabinet recently decided to withdraw a 2006-notification which prohibited conversion of agricultural land for residential and commercial activities in the towns of Sathanur in Kanakapura taluk, Ramanagara, Solur in Magadi taluk and Nandagudi in Hoskote taluk.

The move will allow builders to seek sanction for developing private layouts in these towns paving way for a probable real estate boom.

Traffic

The chief minister said he had directed officials to clear bottlenecks at KR Puram within three months to ensure smooth flow of traffic towards Hoskote. Besides, the Government will initiate measures to augment drinking water supply and build a state-of-the-art bus station at the town.

Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M Veerappa Moily stressed the need to locate the district headquarters of Bangalore rural in the district itself. The headquarters is now locatted in Bangalore City.

The Yettinahole project will help in filling lakes in Bangalore Rural and Chikkaballapur districts, he added.

Labour Minister B N Bache Gowda said the groundwater level in the town has depleted to 1,200 ft and suggested a permanent irrigation project to address the water crisis. He also urged for upgrading Hoskote Town Municipal Council to City Municipal Council.

BMTC bus depot

The chief minister inaugurated BMTC bus depot built on three acres and 14 guntas at a cost of Rs 4.70 crore.

The depot, with 900 personnel, equipped to handle over 150 bus schedules to different parts of the City.

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