It was an year back on the occasion of KANNADA RAJYOTHSAVA, I had promised citizens of Tumkur city, that we will ensure
attains the status of City Corporation by the next year. Tumkur City
Being the Urban development Minister and also the District Incharge of Tumkur, the task was even more exciting!
Tumkur has attained the status of City Corporation.. 9th city of the state to attain the prized status.. Before handing over the prized tag, there were many pre-requisites to fulfill..
- The population should be more than three lacs
- Local body should have the income of more than six crores an year.
- More than 50% of the population, should be engaged in non agriculture employment activities
- Density of population, more than 3000/ sq km
It was an ordeal task for the officers to brace up things in the time schedule of a year, I had prescribed to them..
And ultimately, here is a gift to the citizens of Tumkur city.. a new year gift.. although handed over little early! Our government has fulfilled the promise made.
All the citizens including intellectuals, voluntary organisations, were yearning to see their city elevated . Those dreams have now come true!
Tumkur is a city, which is growing very fast. So fast, and due to its proximity with
, it would’nt be much surprising if it attains the status of twin city to Bangalore in the near future. Bangalore
Now the challenge before us is to make the city of
an exceptional city Corporation and model for others to follow. Citizen friendly governance coupled with sustained development of infrastructure should really make the goal achievable. Tumkur
My regards go to everybody who was part of this distinguishing achievement!
S. Suresh Kumar