Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bengaluru is finally okayed

Bengaluru is finally okayed
Centre Keeps Belgaum Name Change On Hold

Hunasagi (Gulbarga): Bangalore to Bengaluru — the wait is over, with the Centre finally giving its nod on the renaming of 12 cities in Karnataka. Only the renaming of Belgaum to Belagavi has been withheld.
Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy told reporters here on Monday that the government had received a letter from the Centre asking it to go ahead with the renaming, except for Belgaum. The necessary orders will be issued shortly, he added. The Centre’s approval was the last consent awaited. This will be placed before the cabinet for ratification followed by gazette notification. The unresolved boundary dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra possibly resulted in withholding Belgaum name change.
Though the government initially proposed 12 names, Kaup in Udupi district was added at the last minute. The proposal to rename Bangalore to Bengaluru first came up in December 2005 at a meeting of litterateurs on celebrations of state’s golden jubilee Suvarna Karnataka. The then chief minister N Dharam Singh welcomed it and announced that it would be done.
This triggered a demand from other cities for renaming. Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Shimoga, Belgaum and Hospet came up in the first round, while non-anglicised names of cities like Gulbarga and Bellary were left out. But pressure came from various quarters —litterateurs, local politicians, general public — to rename several cities. Karnataka finally sent a list of 12 names by late 2006 after which clearances from the departments like Survey of India, science and technology, posts and telegraphs and railways had to come. The CM followed it up with the announcement on November 1, 2006 of renaming these cities.
Bangalore Bengaluru Mysore Mysuru Mangalore Mangaluru Gulbarga Kalaburgi Hubli Hubballi Shimoga Shivamogga Chikmagalur Chikkamagaluru Bellary Ballary Bijapur Vijapura Hospet Hosapete Tumkur Tumakuru Kaup Kapu Belgaum Belagavi (pending)


At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 5:42:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A progressive transformation from Bangalore to Bengaluru!!{pic}


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