Bengaluru, April 23: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah feels splitting Bengaluru into two would see a better management since the city is big, a Times of India report said.
"Bengaluru is a large city and it would have been better managed if it was divided into two. However, this is only my opinion," the Toi report quoted the CM as saying. Some quarters felt Siddaramaiah's words revived chances of the restructuring of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city's civic body, an idea which failed to go through following a strong resistance.
Speaking at the Kempegowda award ceremony on Friday at the BBMP headquarters where he said this, Siddaramaiah emphasised on the problems that are plaguing Bengaluru and lauded Kempegowda, the city's founder, for his farsightedness, the report added.
Siddaramaiah said Kempegowda was able to foresee Bengaluru's needs and created several artificial lakes that still serve as its water sources.
The chief minister also stressed the IT hub's traditional rainwater harvesting and appealed to the city's residents to practise it, saying it would help the city fight its water crisis.
One-fifty prominent members from various fields like education, medicine, media, social service, arts, culture and films were conferred the Kempegowda award.