Rajanakunte, Yelahanka, Bangalore.

When I moved from Boston, US to Bangalore I thought living in the suburbs would be similar to US. But after I built my house at Rajanakunte near Yelahanka I found that there were no facilities available. So I have locked the 7 bedroom mansion I built there and live in a small 2 bedroom flat in the city in Malleswaram with my wife & 3 children.

The issue is, if you are going to decongest the city you need to build planned suburbs with all amenities accessible without having to go to the city, as in the developed countries. For Bangalore this would mean building Ring Roads every 10km to circle the city along with Ring Railway Tracks. Radial Roads & Railway lines should connect suburbs to the city. Along with this should be power, water & sewage lines to create a self-sufficient suburbia consisting of Residential/Commercial areas, Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Malls, Shopping Centers, etc.

But there is no such planning of suburbs and hence Bangalore is bursting at the seams. It is overcrowded, polluted, congested, dirty and filthy. When will BBMP shed its myopic mentality and get the big picture?