Bidadi township, satellite town ring road get govt nod

The proposed Bidadi Integrated Township and Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) were formally approved at a Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday.

The BMRDA will be the special purpose vehicle and Local Planning Authority for both the projects. They will be developed under the Development Plan and Town Planning Scheme as provided under the Town and Country Planning Act 1961.

Bidadi township, spread over 9,178.29 acres in 10 villages of Ramanagaram district, will be developed on the concept of work-play-home to make it a self-sustaining town.

The township project area includes 643 acres of water bodies, 6,336.33 acres of private land and 2,198.21 acres of government land. The proposed Regional Township Authority will, however, cover 38 additional villages coming under three Hoblis – Bidadi, Kailancha and Ramanagaram.

According to a presentation made by BMRDA officials on Tuesday, water bodies and forested areas in the region would be retained.

Adopting the Amaravathi model, the State will hand over developed land, which includes 1,000 square yards of residential plots and about 200 to 300 square yards of commercial plots per acre within a 5-km radius of the township to those giving lands for the project. In addition, they will be given annuity while the landless families will be given pension for ten years.

The STRR will have a total 383-km road, including 179 acres of radial roads. The BMRDA also plans 163 km of Inter Town Ring Road.

The Authority will take up land pooling and develop the stretch up to one km on both sides of the proposed STRR. Of this, it will return 60 per cent of the developed land to landowners and use 30 per cent to develop roads and social infrastructure.

The remaining 10 per cent will be sold at market price to develop the road with zero investment from the government as per the Surat model. The time-frame given to plan and execute the STRR is three to five years.
DH News Service

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