Of the 10 towers, six to be constructed by NICE
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed to construct 10 replicas of the Kempe Gowda towers on the city’s outskirts. The foundation stone for the first such tower was laid by Minister for Transport and city in-charge Ramalinga Reddy at the junction of Mysore Road and NICE Road here on Saturday.
The BBMP is joining hands with a few private companies for the construction of these towers. Of the 10 towers proposed to be constructed, six would be constructed by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise Ltd. All the six towers will be at the junction of important roads and the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor, such as Tumkur Road, Magadi Road, Kanakapura Road, Bannerghatta Road and Hosur Road.
The design of the towers will resemble the one at Hudson Circle opposite the BBMP head office. The towers will be on a star-shaped pedestal. While the pillar will be 30 ft tall, the Kempe Gowda tower atop it will be 18.5 ft high.
The other four towers are being sponsored by Prestige Builders at Old Madras Road, Sobha Developers at Bellary Road, Sanders Properties Pvt. Ltd. at Sarjapur Road. The tower on Doddaballapur Road is being sponsored by the local MLA, a press release said here.
Speaking to presspersons later, Mr. Reddy pointed out that the city’s limits had grown beyond the four towers originally constructed by the city founder Kempe Gowda.
Bangalore South MP Ananthkumar said the BBMP councillors should contribute to ‘Bangalore Nidhi’ proposed in the 2014-15 budget. He also appealed to the corporate companies to contribute at least two per cent of their earning for the city’s development.