If Greater Bangalore comes into being, there may be a single civic body, covering an area of 700 sq km and perhaps, 140 wards under Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. It will also have more revenue if property tax in the city municipal council (CMC) areas is assessed on par with areas within the city proper.Under the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) Act, 1964, the board is empowered to provide safe drinking water to the metropolitan area. Legal experts say this may not cover areas now under the CMCs, and fresh legislation may be needed to serve these areas."
Monday, March 26, 2007
The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Two bulk water suppliers for `Greater Bangalore'?: "