Thursday, July 16, 2009

BangaloreOne Centres to hit a century

BangaloreOne Centres to hit a century


Express News Service First Published : 15 Jul 2009 07:48:17 AM ISTLast Updated : 15 Jul 2009 12:43:31 PM IST
BANGALORE: If you had gotten used to the facilities that BangaloreOne offers you, here is good news. The Karnataka government plans to have exactly 100 BangaloreOne Centres. These centres provide various services, including bills payment. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced this at the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the initiative would be extended to four other cities in the state. Yeddyurappa said that BangaloreOne Centres were at present located in 53 places in the capital and it would be increased to 100 by the end of the current year.
In the second phase, the government has planned to start such centres in the palace city of Mysore where five locations have already been identified. Mangalore, Belgaum and Shimoga are the other places where similar service centres would be opened in the next phases, he added.
Taking the e-way out He said e-governance would be implemented in all departments right from the district to the secretariat level this year itself and in the next phase it would be done from gram panchayat to district level. The next phase may be implemented after a year, he said.
“The aim of the government is to make Karnataka a model state in e-governance,” he said.
Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Assembly T B Jayachandra had a word of caution for the government.
He suggested the government be careful while outsourcing the e-governance work.
He did not leave any scope for errors towards the aim of making Karnataka go the e-way. “If any agency is not working up to the expected level, the government must mercilessly replace it with some other agency,” he said.
... and new layouts The State Government has given permission to the Bangalore Development Authority to develop five new residential layouts in the capital having a total 1,68,065 sites. Replying to a question raised by the Floor Leader of the JD(S) HD Revanna in the Assembly about the new layouts coming up in Bangalore Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said of these sites, 12,000 sites would distributed to the poor and low income groups.
For these five layouts the government has planned to acquire 15,277 acres.
Land acquisition for Nadaprabhu Kempegowda and Dr K Shivarama Karantha Layouts has already been started. The government has given permission to the BDA to start acquisition proceedings for the other three layouts.
The other three new layouts have been named Kyasamballi Changalarayareddy Layout, D Devaraj Urs Layout and S Nijalingappa Layout. For these layouts the BDA is planning to acquire lands in and around 27 villages located between Madras Road and Hosur Road.

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