Bengaluru: The function of Bangalore Metropolitan Area Growth Authority (BMRDA), has come beneath scanner following the breakdown of infrastructure resulting in flood scenario, water-logging in Bengaluru metropolis, popularly referred to as “Silicon Valley of India”.
BMRDA, the company is created for the needs of planning, coordinating and supervising the correct and orderly growth of the world inside the Bangalore Metropolitan Area and allied issues. The company is headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
One of many main perform of BMRDA is to coordinate the actions of the Bangalore Growth Authority (BDA), the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Provide and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board (KSCB), the Karnataka Energy Transmission Company Restricted (KPTCL), the Karnataka Industrial Areas Growth Board (KIADB), the Karnataka State Street Transport Company (KSRTC) and such different our bodies as are related with developmental actions within the Bangalore Metropolitan Area.
Nevertheless, the disaster adopted by rains, forcing the software program professionals, CEOs to make use of boats and tractors as mode of transport to commute to workplace, difficult the status of Bengaluru as a worldwide IT metropolis, has come as an egg on the face of BMRDA.
Katyayini Chamaraj, Government Trustee, Civic Bengaluru, voluntary residents’ initiative speaking to IANS said: “BMRDA does construction planning for Bengaluru Metropolitan Area. Bengaluru Growth Authority (BDA) has to come back out with a plan with adherence to the structural plan of BMRDA.
“However, BDA is growing its personal grasp plan which is remaining solely on paper. The federal government proudly declares it would regularize unlawful constructions and mobilise Rs 1,000 crore revenues. What does it point out?”
“BMRDA ought to monitor whether or not there may be conformity by the completely different companies to its structural plan. In one other growth, the system is just not permitting the Metropolitan Planning Committee to take form. The politicians and bureaucrats don’t acknowledge what’s growth. For them constructing roads is simply the event after destroying Bengaluru’s ecology,” she stated.
Kavitha Reddy, Alumni B.CLIP chief, environmentalist and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Basic Secretary said that together with BMRDA, the function of BMRCL (metro), BWSSB, Air pollution Management Board (PCB) and the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who’s the present minister for Bengaluru, must be mentioned at this part of disaster.
Yearly, BBMP, the civic company for Bengaluru would name a gathering of specialists and activists earlier than the arrival of monsoon. This 12 months, nevertheless, no assembly was known as, she stated.
Reddy additional stated that for 15 years, probably the most affected zones are represented by BJP MLAs.
Mahadevapura is represented by Arvind Limbavali and Bommanahalli is represented by Satish Reddy.
“They’re three-time MLAs, the place is the planning and what they have been doing?” she questioned.
The Bangalore Metropolitan Area Growth Authority (BMRDA) was established beneath the Bangalore Metropolitan Area Growth Authority Act, 1985 (Karnataka Act No. 39 of 1985), for the needs of planning, coordinating and supervising the correct and orderly growth of the world inside the Bangalore Metropolitan Area and allied issues.
The BMRDA Act declares that the Authority shall be a physique company with energy to accumulate, maintain and get rid of property and to enter contracts and so on.
The Bangalore Metropolitan Area (BMR) is among the largest among the many Metropolitan Areas within the nation protecting the complete Bangalore City, Bangalore Rural and Ramanagara Districts measuring 8,005 sq. km.