The Karnataka state government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have recently partnered with the World Design Organisation (WDO) to revitalise the Bengaluru city Region.
Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, who oversees the Bengaluru Development portfolio, announced that the WDO will be entrusted with the task of developing satellite towns in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA) regions.
Due to limited opportunities for large-scale experimentation and reformative changes, these areas require specialised attention.
During the signing of the agreement between the State government, the BBMP, and the WDO, Shivakumar emphasised the historical significance of Bengaluru and the city's aspiration to become a global hub.
Shivakumar said that “the government wants to make Bengaluru lovable and livable with a socio-economic balance, and it needs proper design of big projects, ” reports The New Indian Express.
Following the ceremonial signing of the MoU, the minister stated that a new chapter for 'Brand Bengaluru' and Karnataka has begun. This will serve as a stepping stone for Karnataka's future development.
Shivakumar further explained that the WDO has chosen Bengaluru and provided recommendations on various aspects, including roads, footpaths, parks, road intersections, and the development of satellite towns. These suggestions will shape the future of the city and contribute to its overall transformation.
This agreement was originally applicable to Bengaluru City, but it is now also applicable to areas under BMRDA.
The WDO, based in Canada, will be leading a team of 200 to 300 engineers in the development of the city in the near future, according to the statement.
After the success of the suggestions in Bengaluru, the government is considering implementing them in other parts of Karnataka, as mentioned by Shivakumar.
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