The much anticipated Bidadi Smart city project, Bangalore’s very own Gurugram will soon come into existence. The greater Bengaluru Bidadi smart city planning authority is executing a master plan for a 9,178.29 acre technology park, under the concept of work-life-play. The planning force operating under the BMRDA have expressed their intent to establish their master plan for the venture coming up is slated to arise in and around 38 villages in Bidadi and Ramnagara district, about 35 km from Bangalore.
Recommendations and grievances can be filed before January 17th, 2017 either by post or in person to the BMRDA office said an official from BMRDA.
The official explained that the smart city, coming up off Bangalore-Mysore highway, will help lessen pressure on the existing prominent IT hubs located in Electronic City and Whitefield. Bidadi Township is comfortably positioned off Satellite town ring road hence commuting won’t be a major issue. Official also went on to say that this township will create more job opportunities to people from Mysore as well.
Thought the project was envisaged a decade ago with the state cabinet clearing it in 2006, acquiring land has been the major stumbling block. In fact, major property development firm DLF had bagged the development rights in 2009. But it was only in 2015 that BMRDA decided to resurrect the venture. The Chief Minister, in this year’s budget, had declared assembling a separate planning authority for this project. With the initial estimated cost around 15,000 to 20,000 crore with an office space of 2 million square feet, the master plan will declare the exact cost of this project.
Ingenious compensation models are being identified as the share of private land (6,336 acres) is huge compared to that of government land (2,198 acres). KG Gollarapalya, Aralalasandra, Byramangala, Bannigiri, Kanchugaranahalli, Kanchugaranahalli Kaval, Kempaiyyanapalya, Mandlahalli are some of the villages where the project is expected to come up.