The Bangalore Metropolitan
Region Development Authority (BMRDA) is an Authority established under the
Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority Act, 1985 (Karnataka Act
No. 39 of 1985), for the purposes of planning, coordinating and supervising the
proper and orderly development of the area within the Bangalore Metropolitan
Region and allied matters.
The BMRDA Act
declares that the Authority shall be a body corporate with power to acquire,
hold and dispose of property and to enter into contracts etc. (section 3). The specific tasks required to be performed
by the BMRDA are enumerated in section 9 of the Act and are as follows:-
To carry out a
survey of the Bangalore Metropolitan Region and prepare reports on the surveys
so carried out.
To prepare a
Structure Plan for the development of the Bangalore Metropolitan Region.
To cause to be
carried out such works as are contemplated in the Structure Plan.
suitable schemes for implementing the Structure Plan.
To secure and
coordinate execution of the town planning schemes for the development of the
Bangalore Metropolitan Region.
To raise finance
for any project or scheme for the development of the Bangalore Metropolitan
Region and to extend assistance to the Local Authorities in the Region for the
execution of such projects or schemes.
To do such other
acts or things as may be entrusted by the Government or as may be necessary
for, or incidental to, any matters that are necessary for furtherance of the
objects for which the Authority is constituted.
To entrust to
any Local Authority the work of execution of any development plan or town
the activities of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the Bruhat
Bangalore MahanagarPalike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board
(BWSSB), the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board (KSCB), the Karnataka Power
Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL), the Karnataka Industrial Areas
Development Board (KIADB), the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
and such other bodies as are connected with developmental activities in the
Bangalore Metropolitan Region.
Minister of the State is the Chairman, the Minister for Urban Development, is
the Vice Chairman and the Secretaries to Government and heads of several
related departments/ organisations are the Members in the Authority. The Act
also provides for nomination by the Government of individuals representing labour,
women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, members of the State Legislature and
representatives of the Local Authorities from the Region. Such representations
fell vacant since July 2005 due to removal / resignation of the nominees. The
Metropolitan Commissioner is the ex-officio Member Secretary of the Authority.
Committee is chaired by the Minister for Urban Development, while the
Metropolitan Commissioner is the Vice Chairman and the Mayor of Bangalore, the
Secretaries to Government and heads of several related departments/
organisations are the Members.
Metropolitan Region (BMR) is one of the largest among the Metropolitan Regions
in the country covering the entire Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural and
Ramanagaram Districts measuring 8,005 sq. kms. With a population of 8.42
million (2011 Census).