The Karnataka government has announced that it is planning to set up four new satellite towns in Bengaluru.
Story so far: A satellite town is a smaller metropolitan area located close to the biggest part of the metro area. The rural towns of Devanahalli, Nelamangala, Doddaballapur and one other will be developed as satellite towns. The move comes as a result of the increased population in the city.
- It is estimated that the population of Bengaluru will go up to around three or four crores in 2040 from the current 1.3 crores.
- Satellite towns are an attempt to expand the city and make it more connected through rail, road and other modes of transport.
New Bengaluru: CM Bommai claimed that through this project he envisaged four “new Bengalurus around Bengaluru.” He stated that since the city has grown enough horizontally, it is time to expand vertically.
- He also introduced a new slogan ‘Nava Karnataka Nava Bharata’ (New India through New Karnataka).