Is the garden city marching towards becoming a ‘dead city’?
Bengaluru: Exponential and unbridled growth in real estate in Bengaluru has a direct bearing on environment and human health. Buildings have come up in places where there were once trees or open spaces. What if this continues to happen even on the periphery of Namma Bengaluru? What are its long-term implications on the ecosystem?
If sources from urban development organisations and some onlookers of the city’s fortune are to be believed then the answer is unfortunately a yes.
Bengaluru is going to be ‘dead city’ soon?-1Nearly 100 companies, mostly IT and coordinating sectors moved away from the city in last five years.
The city generated just nearly 45 thousand jobs in last five years. Whereas, Mumbai, Noida, Chennai have doubled their capacity in terms of generating jobs.
Sticking to the point, unlike other states Karnataka is not looking beyond IT sector. Most industrial states like Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, and Gujarat have other sectors to support their economy unlike Karnataka.
If IT collapses, the situation will be unimaginable, says Nandini C, an expert in city planning.
According to G Parmeshwar, director of C Litz communications, Bengaluru is already dead city and it should be attributed to governments led from SM Krishna to Siddaramaiah.
“Krishna’s (former CM) intention was good in terms of giving a new lease of life to city, but he made hasty decision. He was the man in hurry to get everything established,” he said.
According to several surveys conducted, Karnataka stands fourth in terms of investment friendly states in the country, but only 27% of announced projects got realised so for, stats say.
Only Maharashtra and Andrapradesh are stable in that term. Tamilnadu is also stumbling, thanks to retrogressive politics.