Samiksha Jaiswal

Bangalore Development Authority

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Headquarters  Bangalore
Formed  January 6, 1976 (1976-01-06)
Superseding agency  City Improvement Trust Board
Jurisdiction  Government of Karnataka
Annual budget  Rs. 5067.65 crore (2012)

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) of Bangalore, India, is a governmental organization and the principal planning authority for Bangalore. Its function, under the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act of 1961 (KTCPA), is as a regulatory body required "to prepare in the prescribed manner a Comprehensive Development Plan" (CDP). It also oversees planning and development of infrastructure, provision of development-related sites and services, the housing needs of underprivileged citizens in Bangalore and is currently the city's largest land developer. No other authority or person may undertake development within the Bangalore Metropolitan Region without the permission of the BDA.



BDA was created on January 6, 1976 under the Bangalore Development Authority Act 1976 superseding the earlier civic authority known as the City Improvement Trust Board (CITB). BDA has executed many infrastructure works in Bangalore including the Outer Ring Road, Hebbal flyover etc. It has also developed many of the city's residential layouts.

  • 1993/4 - First public report card on the performance of the BDA published by Public Affairs Centre
  • 1999 - Second report card.
  • Achievements

  • The superstructure of the Hebbal Flyover has won an award in the 9th Outstanding Bridge National Awards competition by the Indian Institute of Bridge, Engineers
  • Restoration of Lake Agaram
  • Restoration of Benniganahalli Lake
  • Restoration of Lalbagh lake
  • Criticism

  • A 1999 report by the World Bank labelled it one of the most corrupt and inefficient institutions in the city.
  • The encroachment and development upon water bodies and tanks essential for the city's drainage system.
  • Failure to provide basic amenities (power, water, sewerage, drainage) to residential layouts whilst embarking on still further projects.
  • Failure to provide for the rehabilitation of villagers displaced by new layout projects.
  • Failure to deliver on planned projects and promised infrastructure.
  • Despite the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Indian Constitution devolving power to Panchayats and local urban bodies, the BDA is not similarly responsive through an electoral process to local constituencies.
  • The influence of money and vested interests, the so-called "land mafia", in the violation of regulations and land use controls and the development of prime real estate locations.
  • Service outcomes decreasing over time despite significant growth in revenues (accounting for population and inflation).
  • Commissioner

    The Present BDA commissioner is Dr. Rajkumar Khatri, who is 1988 Karnataka Cadre IAS Officer.

    Layouts developed by BDA

    Jayanagar, Koramangla, J P Nagar, Kumaraswamy Layout, Banashankari, Indranagar, Kasturi Nagar, Sadashivnagar, RMV Extension, HBR Layout, HRBR Layout, HSR Layout,BTM Layout, Anjanpura, Vishwesharaiah Layout, Arkavathy Layout, Nagarbhavi BDA Layout. BSK5TH Stage, BSK 6th Stage.

    Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs)

  • 1984 1st Development Plan for 1985 approved
  • 1995 2nd Development Plan
  • Master Plan 2015 approved in 2005.
  • Revised Master Plan 2035
  • References

    Bangalore Development Authority Wikipedia

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