Standing tall amidst the four major metropolitan cities as a cosmopolitan city, it is known for Indian’s largest IT hub. Not long ago, it was known as the garden city. Today, it has the highest population making 20% of the IT space in India.
Though the bird’s view is not all that great to see though. Not because there are 1000s of trees that just die every year but the disappearing lakes, the ever panning out metro constructions, long-tailed traffic, oh and the evergreen colorful garbage that presents itself at all the corners.
The City’s planning has taken a toll on many civilians who are residing since decades and even centuries here.
They’re evenly helpless in seeing the city dying due to deforestation, ceiling the roads with metal ends, poor sanitation, elevation to create non-signal corridors.
Well! The Metro is running in and out and we still see there is an annual increase in traffic.
Our Major thanks to the Government of Karnataka, Transport Department, who have seized the approval of further new licenses coming into the city. The fee charges apply to the following violations. Despite which the traffic police end up making heavy piggy banks across any main roads. The irresponsibility accounts for major accidents and traffic jams.
The violations as per the RTO Karnataka:
- Driving under any influence of prohibited drugs or alcohol.
- Driving at a high speed and thereby violating the board signs that display the prescribed speed limit.
- Using your mobile phone while driving is a violation under the law.
- Driving without a helmet/seat belt.
- Driving without a license.
- Turns out, the ever-expanding Bangalore is losing its charm, despite all the concerns of the infrastructure is in play? Thanks to the initiatives taken by the NGOs and other volunteers, turned the walls into a beautiful canvas for art.
The Old Bengaluru
Let us roll back to the ages of old Bangalore when it was a garden city and take the geographical scale into the picture during the 1980s.
(It is an age old picture of Lal Bagh, a reservoir of mini forest from Old Bangalore.)
The Deccan Plateau of India stands at an elevation of 900m and an area of 741 km square. That would make 3times the Amaravati city (The new capital of Andhra Pradesh). Now I would leave it to your imagination to understand the planning and designing and thus it’s employment scale alone needs huge attention!
Practically, infrastructure is a big question for the ever-expanding city. The project such as NICE project did turn out to be in favour of the public yet it is well set and planned. The maintenance is very easy as they collect the service charges for using the lanes.
Now strategic planning is all that is necessary, maintenance is the key for Bengaluru to hold its authenticity.
ONGOING PROJECTS IN BANGALORE.
Looks like 2019 elections have geared up the city’s interest in wrapping up the infrastructure projects. As per the Bangalore mirror, the infrastructure projects are acclaimed to be completed by the end of 2019.
Kengeri Metro Station.
- This is one of the major projects that would release in 2019.
- Though we have our traffic jamming the roads at peak hours, a little more wait is worth it all.
- The underpasses and flyovers all bring ease to endure the seamless drive in the entire stretch.
Peripheral Ring Road
Unlike the other projects, this project sets its’ course in 2019.
This pay way as a huge high-way starting from TUMKUR Road to Hosur Road via Mysore road.
The need of the hour..
Apart from all the huckle-buckle traffic nuances, the city is in need of environmental planning. It is not that we just sit and contribute to the mother nature on the 5th of June every year as it accounts for Environmental day.
More than a contribution turn the leaves around and think of it as an investment. Could be planting a tree and giving it a little care by watering it, the rest is taken care of time and itself.
Contemplating the need, our City’s concrete roads seem to pay the way for the dearth of water supply in the very near future. The argument doesn’t fall apart if one counter-strikes saying that the rains would cover it all.
The improper system of water storage and adding to that is the deforestation can only result in scarcity of water. Looking at the city’s expansion in all corners, the priority has to be laid before it’s too late.
NO! The present infrastructure is only making the survival of the civilians messier and difficult.
Few customary problems arise from the projects laid to build the park of huge apartments. All the 24 and odd storey building can just be a piece of a monument to watch when you have nothing in it rather serves the purpose of shelter alone. Not leaving the benefactor of the resale value at least.
Underground water storage failure and solution.
Switch it! We need to help our mother earth from drying away without having the perennial access to store the underground water.
The sources say, “Nine years after the Bangalore water supply and sewerage board passed a regulation making rainwater harvesting mandatory for houses which cover a sital area of 1200 sq. ft and more, of course. Only 80,488 properties have fallen in line.
“There are people who show that they have provision for RWH (Rain Water Harvesting) to the BWSSB but fail to make one after getting the plan approved from BBMP”.
“Ration drinking water access, people will fall in line. They will not only implement RWH but will also stop wasting water and even use kitchen wastewater to irrigate their gardens. “
Save water and pledge for RWH (Rain Water Harvesting).