Now, have your say in City's future

Now, have your say in City's future

BDA invites suggestions from Bangaloreans for CDP 2035

It is time for Bangaloreans to have a say in the planning of the Garden City. The State government, through a Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) notification, has invited suggestions from the general public for the revision of Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2015 for Bangalore Metropolitan Area.

RMP 2015, which is popularly known as CDP 2015, will be revised for another 20 years and it would be called CDP 2035 after revision.

According to the May 7 BDA notification, the Authority is set to revise the existing CDP as per the provisions under Section 10 of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act (KTTP), 1961.

The public can give their suggestions at the Town Planning Section of BDA office located in T Chowdaiah Road, Kumara Park West, during office hours or can post their suggestions to the same address. The last date for submitting suggestions is July 7.

Revision of the master plan is a periodical exercise undertaken by the City planning bodies to draw a roadmap for the future infrastructure development as well as to provide a general blueprint for various civic agencies for better coordination in project planning and implementation.

The BDA had invited expression of interest (EOI) for shortlisting domestic and global consultants to draw a roadmap for the City in October 2011. Members of the civic society and urban experts had pointed out flaws in the CDP 2015.

Experts had felt that the BDA should not go ahead with another revision without weeding out flaws in the existing CDP. However, the BDA has gone ahead and is set to implement CDP 2035. Sources in the BDA said the appointment of an agency for drawing CDP 2035 is in its final stages. 

Sudhakar K, a civic expert, said that there is overlapping of planning with the Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA) already looking after the planning.
With BMRDA already proposing Metropolitan Planning Commission Bill and ABIDe coming up with the Bangalore Regional Governance Bill, there is a need to define the very role of BDA.

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