The existing CDP-2015 (Comprehensive Development Plan) could neither foresee nor prevent the traffic-triggered madness on the streets, the chaos on poorly planned layouts, or the blatant commercialisation of purely residential areas. As Bangalore’s population galloped, growing by over 45 per cent during 2001-11, the BDA-prepared plan clearly lost touch with reality. Clueless about the city’s unceasing urban sprawl, the Authority now finds it tough even to form new layouts. – Rasheed Kappan, Deccan Herald
In its latest planning initiative, Bangalore offers myriad lessons.
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