Bangalore is turning from a metropolis to a necropolis. Once a garden city is now a concrete jungle. Emerging buildings with architectural fantasy on one side and the other side without any basic standards, makes me feel like a beauty in the beast.
The major issue is dealing with traffic, though most of the people choose metro as their job commute, rest prefer private vehicles. With a growing population, Bangalore’s urban planning is not meeting it’s people’s necessity. People are honking everywhere, waiting for hours in traffic. Buildings without proper setbacks and roadside vendors occupy the pedestrian paths making it difficult for people who commute through walk.
Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, and Gujarat had been planned properly by great architects, as a result, the city development paved the way for a better living. But in Bangalore, it was a sudden boom with the IT field turning a group of discrete villages into a metropolitan city without proper planning. The mixed land-use planning makes residential people get everything within their reach. But this doesn’t pave way for further development resulting to spread outward.
It has turned into an urban heat island attracting all monsoon clouds resulting in the change of climate. With such a good climate, I would prefer living in a Garden city than in a concrete jungle. I hope each citizen realizes this before Bangalore turns into another Delhi.