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K'taka Govt approves 5 integrated townships

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Bangalore, Oct 25 (UNI) The Karnataka Government has approved the proposal of developing five integrated townships in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR) by the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) and the first such township will come up at Bidadi, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy informed today.

Speaking to newspersons after chairing an Executive Committee meeting of BMRDA here, he announced that the first phase of work of the first integrated township at Bidadi would be formally inaugurated on November 30. The five integrated townships to come up at Bidadi, Ramanagaram, Sathanur, Solur and Nandagudi were expected to reduce the pressure on the BMR substantially.

The Chief Minister said as many as 9,684 acres of land, including 6,590 acres of private land, had been earmarked for the township and the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) would commence land acquisition with an initial advance deposit of Rs five crore from BMRDA towards compensation. The BMRDA would also extend additional deposit to KIADB corpus after the latter secured the bid from the selected private developer.

Mr Kumaraswamy informed that the meeting also decided to set up Satellite Data Repository and Karantaka State Remote Sensing Application Centre for BMRDA at an initial cost of Rs two crore. It was also resolved to revamp 39 roads in the BMR at a cost of Rs 684 crore, for which the Centre would release funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. It was also decided to develop Satellite Town, Ring Roads of 285 km length, Internal Ring Roads and radial roads, and town ring roads for eight towns in and around the city at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore, he said.

The BMRDA had also decided to hand over the Airport Expressway project to the Karnataka Road Development Corporation from the city to new international airport and the work would be inaugurated in two weeks, he said.

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