Bangalore Development Authority

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The Bangalore Development Authority was established on 6th January, 1976 under the BDA Act of 1976. Undertaking the planning and developmental functions of the City Planning Authority and CITB, BDA has been working on housing developments, city infrastructure, sites, and services.

The BDA has made a total allotment of 76,000 residential constructions since its genesis. The Authority has laid great emphasis on meeting rural housing needs. Various public utilities and locality organizations can avail themselves of over 800 civic amenity sites that have been set up by the BDA. The number of allotments undertaken by the BDA are constantly on the rise.

The following are the various departments under Bangalore Development Authority:
  • Engineering department: Undertook pioneering developmental work in major BDA projects such as extensions of Banashankari VI Stage, Sir.M.Visveswaraiahnagar Layout, Arkavathi Nagar Layout, Ananda Rao Circle flyover, and Ring Road.

  • Town Planning department: Is concerned with reviewing present situations, current trends, and forthcoming projects. While planning key areas like natural areas, land price, water supply, transport, social index, population, and urban fabrics are considered. The department needs to perform activities like scrutinizing multi-dwelling apartments, preparing schemes, and layout plans.

  • Land Acquisition Department
  • Finance Department
  • Law Department
  • General Allotment
  • Public Relation
  • Environment and Horticulture
Some of the BDA projects are the Jayadeva flyover, Central silk board flyover, Anand Rao Circle flyover Bowring Hospital, Whitefield flyover, Dairy circle flyover, Airport road flyover, Beninganahally lake flyover, Hebbal flyover, Outer ring road flyover, Grade Separator(Bangalore Dairy Circle), Benniganahalli flyovers, tertiary treatment plant etc.

BDA has developed the Bangalore environment to a great extent. Apart from advanced city life and facilities, there has been development of lakes, tree parks, horticulture, renovations, utility services, and amenities. Brief notes on BDA's contribution to the environment are given below:
  • Lakes have been desilted and made more attractive
  • The number of tree parks and plantations have been increased and greenery has been enhanced.
  • Renovations and recycling has been done on a large scale. Old landmarks at Bangalore such as Lalbagh Glass House, Lalbagh lake, etc have been renovated.
  • Environment planning like the Integrated Urban Environment Improvement Project (IUEIP) has been undertaken.
As such, the Bangalore Development Authority has made the city of Bangalore highly advanced location in all areas of development, which in turn has made life in Bangalore very convenient and fast.

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