Monday, March 26, 2007

Nov 2006-The Hindu : Front Page : First step towards formation of `Greater Bangalore'

The Hindu : Front Page : First step towards formation of `Greater Bangalore': "
Two days after the Suvarna Karnataka celebrations, the State Government today set in motion the proposal to constitute a Greater Bangalore Authority by merging seven city municipal councils (CMC) and a town municipal council (TMC) along with 111 villages with the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP).Executive powersThe executive powers of the Greater Bangalore Authority would be vested with a commissioner who will be directly assisted by eight deputy commissioners.As part of the notification the Government has called for objections, if any, from the people before constituting the authority.The new authority will have 140 wards compared to the existing 100 of the BMP.Also known as the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (the greater Bangalore municipal body), it would comprise the areas now in the jurisidiction of BMP, and the CMCs of Rajarajeshwarinagar, Dasarahalli, Bommanahalli, Krishnarajapuram, Mahadevapura, Byatarayanapura and Yelahanka; Kengeri TMC, and 111 villages.

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