Bengaluru, March 11: Those who are engaged in planning for the city should have an understanding of history of Bengaluru. The city grew in an unplanned and haphazard way that was unfriendly to natural resources, said Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Participating at a discussion on Bangalore in the city he said that the old city or core Bengaluru. Then came the central business district and later the 8 municipalities and 110 villages that were amalgamated with the city.
“They came along with all their problems. Synchronising these entities is difficult in terms of roads, UGD, water supply and waste management. It is a huge task. We are trying to bring Bengaluru’s planning back on track,” Bommai said.
Bengaluru is becoming the Financial Capital:
People from various parts of the country come to Bengaluru to work and settle down because it is a better place to live than other metropolitan cities of the country. That is the reason for many business houses and corporates moving to Bengaluru. Bengaluru has been identified as IT capital and technological capital. But slowly it is becoming the Financial Capital also. Citizens’ participation is needed to redress the problems of the city, Bommai said.
Waste management has become a big challenge in Bengaluru. The civilians should think about addressing the issue at the source by reducing the waste generation at household level. Big hotels, malls, hospitals could contribute in this regard by installing waste processing plants in their premises by using the latest technology and equipment which turn even the wet waste into manure which could be provided for farmers with the Bengaluru brand, Bommai suggested.