Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bhubaneshwar vs Bangalore

Bhubaneshwar vs Bangalore
By: Savie Karnel
Date: 2008-08-25


Bhubhaneshwar has found an effective way to prevent walls in the city from being defaced, by having tribal art work painted on walls.

We bring you a comparison between the infrastructure in Bangalore and the capital city of Orissa, Bhubaneshwar, a comparatively smaller city.

Stick no bills

Bangalore's flyovers have been defaced with posters and advertisements.

While the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), send circulars asking people not to stick anything on flyovers, on an occasional basis, this seems to have had little or no effect.

The authorities have the bills removed but have not yet found a permanent solution.


In Bhubaneshwar, flyover walls have been painted with tribal art.

This helps in the beautification of the city, as well as provides employment to several artists.

The culture of the State is also showcased through these paintings.

Walls in Bangalore are filled with posters, advertising movies or paying guest accommodation.

Bhubaneshwar on the other hand has extended paintings to walls also. The entire city is lined with paintings.

Pedestrian walk

Footpaths in Bangalore are getting smaller due to encroachments. As for separate cycle tracks, we do not have them at all.

Bhubaneshwar has built six lane roads. It has given serious thought to its cyclists and pedestrians as well.
There are footpaths and cycle tracks on either side of the road.

New garden city

Bangalore has lost its identity as the garden city with the indiscriminate cutting down of avenue trees.

Bhubaneshwar is perhaps all set to grab the tag of garden city, given its effective approach to problems faced by the city. Trees line its roads, and saplings have also been planted alongside roads.


At Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 12:48:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger arshad said...

forget flyovers,anything and everything where a glue can attach gets attacked by posters in Bangalore. Today morning i saw the reflectors kept on medians( the cylindrical orange colored ones) were wrapped in an advertizement for a computer training institute. This is in Marathahalli,Airport road. Why cant they think of the dangers of this?


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