‘Bengaluru to have four new satellite towns’, announced Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai. The work for the same will begin soon.
Four new satellite towns
As reported in Times Now, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, informed that the government is intending to build four satellite towns in Bengaluru and six integrated towns in the state.
Towns such as Devanahalli, Nelamangala, Doddaballapur, and one other town will be created as satellite towns, CM Bommai said. The city has to be developed and expanded as the population is showing exponential increase and there is a necessity to build infrastructure for connecting the city and developing a new Bengaluru’, he added.
“Devanahalli, Nelamangala, and Doddaballapur will be developed as satellite towns of IT capital Bengaluru,” the Chief Minister declared while speaking at the Janaspandana rally to mark one year of Bommai-led government and three years of BJP rule in Karnataka.
‘Bengaluru should be like a planet’
In another public event, the Chief Minister suggested that Bengaluru should be like a planet where there will be satellite towns along with the best connectivity with rail, road, hi-tech travel systems, and easy modes of transportation for the passengers.
“At least four new Bengalurus have to be built around Bengaluru and in between these four, we can have different types of activities such as health city and integrated industrial township, including those related to aerospace and defense-related industry,” Bommai explained his concept of satellite towns.
Satellite towns are mini-municipality-like urban bodies that are adjacent to a principal city which is the core of a metropolitan area.
Devanahalli is an area in the Bengaluru Rural district located 40 kilometers to the northeast of the city. It is the site of Kempegowda International Airport. Nelamangala is near the junction point of the National Highways 75 and 4 in Bengaluru Rural. Doddaballapura is an industrial city having several multinational companies. It lies 40 km away from the city. Details of the fourth prosed city have not been announced yet.