I came to Bangalore in the year 1997 and since then I have never wished to belong to any other place. Having travelled widely to many cities in the country, I have no doubt left in my mind that other than this city, there is no other place where I can easily find true comfort.
Of course, necessary changes have taken place which have, according to many media reports, defaced the Bangalore that was, but I firmly believe that such developments are integral for any city today. Else, we would always remain a pensioner’s city and lag behind anything that progress has to offer.
I am not negating the fact that the environment is getting harmed, that pollution and garbage mess have become a strong reality, that the overcrowded roads are a scare, that infrastructure is not at par with the development that IT is bringing in, but then, it takes time for a city to develop.
And Bangalore is in such a phase, where it has to adjust with what it was while making way to what it is going to become - a Global city.
In about five to ten years’ time, I am sure, we will see a city which has not much to complain. We will see places that are far away from even the outskirts of the city becoming part of it and then there would not be much congestion. This is mainly because, those areas are underdeveloped and just barren. So the scope for them to develop without any hindrance is way too higher.
Bangalore was living a life, those areas are still not. So when development starts in those areas, then a lot of load will move out of the city.
I just hope, my vision for the city comes true and I also hope that I will be there to see my belief coming true...in probably about ten years from now.
(The writer is a resident of Kathruguppe)
Media projection of the city
Constant complaints by citizens
Gap between right and poor