Bengaluru have added almost 1500 new apartment complexes in the last two years. These numbers are kind of surprising as these apartment complexes are getting rid of open spaces and green areas of the city, which once had a tag of being the ‘Garden City’ of India.

 

The highest numbers of apartment complexes have come up in the Hebbal-Bengaluru International Airport corridor. A whopping 897 apartment complexes popped up in Hebbal, Byatarayanapura and Yelahanka itself. Hebbal itself added 649 of them. Thus looking at these statistics, it is clear that the city’s growth is going vertical and not horizontal.

 

Whitefield, Electronic City (Both phase I and II), New Indiranagar and outskirts of HSR Layout have also added a lot of apartment complexes in the recent years. This rise in number of the complexes is because of the rise in population of Bengaluru. More and more people are coming in Bengaluru every single day and of course they need places to live.

 

These properties are being built on vacant lands and thus the open spaces in the city are getting lost. Residents of Bengaluru have already shown their spirit to save Bengaluru by protecting the trees which were being targeted to be chopped for the Steel Flyover.

 

Several statistics have revealed in recent times that Bengaluru might become unliveable if people do not take certain steps to make lives better in a city, which once was an abode of greenery and open spaces.