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Bangalore’s space problem

Does it make sense to move out all the defence and defence research establishments from Bangalore to an integrated defence city/facility far off? That would free up huge tracts of land which can be used for improving the city’s infrastructure.

14 Responses to Bangalore’s space problem

  1. Gaurav February 9, 2007 at 10:08 am #

    Sri,

    Wouldn’t it make better sense to promote tier 2 cities in Karnataka ?
    AFAIK this is already underway with Mangalore, Mysore etc.

  2. Sriram February 9, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    I know tier 2 cities are being promoted, but this was just a random thought that occured to me. I have seen army trucks jostle in crowded roads. It would cost them in times of emergency.

  3. RS February 9, 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    The way the communal forces are gaining ground in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka the army surely will have a hard time on those congested roads.

  4. madhu February 9, 2007 at 8:03 pm #

    RS, what communal forces are gaining ground in Karnataka?

    pls enlighten us??

  5. RS February 10, 2007 at 5:58 am #

    Apollo(Madhu),

    What you cant see whats happening around you?
    Wait till a Bombay type riot happen in your city…then Bangaloreans will get to taste Communalism.

  6. madhu February 10, 2007 at 7:03 am #

    RS, that is why i want to know what is it that i’am missing while living here and which u can clearly see from so far away.

    Now if some congressman wants to hold a rally for the sake of a dead tyrant and that goes out of hand . is it our fault? or sonia gandhi’s?

  7. suds February 11, 2007 at 4:22 pm #

    Truly amazing suggestion. Haven’t the Defence industries been around much longer ?
    Why not move out all the IT related stuff to some distant city far off, after all with all the fat salaries, they can surely find it easy to commute in their skodas etc.

  8. RS February 12, 2007 at 10:07 am #

    Madhu,
    Nothing happened in Bombay overnight. So Bangaloreans too should wait to taste communalism. The recent riots were just trailers. The real thing will come later.
    And remember it takes two to tango.

  9. libertarian February 12, 2007 at 10:53 pm #

    Just returned yesterday from Mumbai (and earlier from Chennai). Was there during the BMC (municipal) election. (Btw the BMC has budgets exceeding many states so the election was a big deal). Stayed in an area that is majority Muslim (saw more burqahs and heard more inshallahs than I did in Dubai) with a strong dose of the Shiv Sena. Religion is becoming less and less important in Mumbai. There were major celebrations for a Sena corporator’s victory in the area I lived and many of the folks celebrating were Muslim. Sorry to burst your dark bubble RS, but Mumbai does not look communally susceptible even to major roadblocks like the 2006 blasts. And seems that many Bengulureans are making enough money that they don’t really care what religion the other person is.

  10. Reason February 13, 2007 at 3:00 am #

    >> it takes two to tango
    If it took only one, it will be a repeat of Mopla riots or partition riots.
    I saw a portion of the saddam rally in bangalore – truck loads of boys who looked 15-16 – the boys looked embarrassed when passing a traffic signal, with all eyes on them, and even quit shouting slogans. I heard eye witness reports that these boys later indulged in violence.
    So it takes kids and a aged politician out of work to tango.

  11. madhu February 13, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    RS,

    If u r trying to draw some moral equivalence argument then i’am sorry that ur way off the mark.

    The violence that happened during the saddam rally was the sole responsibility of the Congress party. The media was loathe to admit that and tried to cover for their comrades by fabricating fictitious incidents about two communities clashing.

    The only two participants in the violence where the mobs bussed in for the rally and the Police trying to bring the situation under control.

    unfortunately you seemed to have taken the pseudo-secular media’s propoganda line as cardinal truth.

  12. Gaurav February 13, 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    Talking of pseudo-secularism, at risk of being branded communalist and what not, I must say I am not sure secularism is such a great thing.

  13. RS February 14, 2007 at 1:28 pm #

    Madhu, Reason,I will reply you both in detail later in my blog.

  14. RR February 16, 2007 at 4:16 pm #

    If Samuel Johnson lived in India today, he’d say that secularism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. And he’d say that as one who genuinely believed in secularism.