Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai recently announced that Bengaluru would be soon getting four new satellite towns. The work will begin soon for the same.
The New Towns
According to Times Now, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated that the government plans to build four satellite towns in Bengaluru and six integrated cities throughout the state.
Satellite towns will be established at Devanahalli, Nelamangala, Doddaballapur,
and one more location, according to CM Bommai. He added, “The city must be built and expanded as the population grows at an exponential rate, and infrastructure for connecting the city and constructing a new Bengaluru is required.”
While addressing the crowd, CM Basavaraj Bommai said, “Devanahalli, Nelamangala, and Doddaballapur will be developed as satellite towns of IT capital Bengaluru.” The rally marked the anniversary of the Bommai-led government and the three years of the BJP rule in Karnataka.
“Four New Bengalurus”
In another event, the Chief Minister proposed that Bengaluru be modelled after a globe, with satellite towns and the best connection by train, road, high-tech travel systems, and simple modes of transit for people.
He further said, “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.”
Satellite towns are mini-municipalities located near a primary city, which serves as the centre of a metropolitan area.
Where are the new towns located?
Devanahalli is a Bengaluru Rural district located approximately 40 kilometres northeast of the city. Kempegowda International Airport is located there. Nelamangala is located near the intersection of National Highways 75 and 4 in Bengaluru Rural.
Doddaballapura is an industrial hub with a variety of international corporations. It is 40 kilometres from the city. The fourth proposed city’s details have yet to be revealed.