An appreciation that comes out from the Joy of the heart | Towards the heart of Mangalore City and the overall outlook of the city |
My approach to the Smart City Project was as usual until I underwent the Under Pass at the heart of Mangalore city right in front of the Town Hall there. The usual approach was negative that the projects are all on a casual approach. As I see the project from the new outlook, I can see the master plan and the presence of true master minds in the projects.
Whoever involved in the project deserves huge rounds of applause is the latest outcome of independent evaluation from Global TV. As you read the article, we welcome you to present your evaluation free from coercive influences. We need to develop a media approach that is beyond political and religious affiliations. Those two should remain a private affair as we make social comments and judgements.
Everyone responsible citizen is a visionary editor. He or she has every right to intervene in such evaluation processes. Each one of us should become responsible for a self evaluation and self certification while we make assessments and judgements.
Master Plan of Smart City Mangaluru.
There is a visible sign of brain demonstrated in the works of Smart City Mangaluru. We can see it across the city. It could be continuation of the past visionary works done towards the culmination of today’s visible signs of development. You can experience the joy of Mangalore city by making a city ride within the city and around the city. In between you can park your vehicles at several points to make a walk around to explore the beautiful life in the city. Space around the Town hall is set amazingly well by creating a master plan within the limited space available to incorporate the Smart City Project.
Roads on Both sides of the Town Hall got vastly widened with lot of space kept for parking close by the facilities around.
You can get into the Amphitheater with vast open stage and a natural habitat as you step down right in front of the Town Hall from either side of the widened circular one way roads. Under pass on both sides look like a mini hall. Informal Programs can be conducted on either sides. The central Amphitheatre is like an International destination. This can become a happening place in the city like any other big cities around the world. Local artists can do their performance on a day to day basis when there is involvement of structural institutions promoting education, culture and heritage.
Administration has to play a very big role to involve institutions in the development process.
The administration can engage volunteers from the campuses by connecting the project with the guidelines of National Education Policy. Credits can be given for students on their active involvement of students in converting the facilities to become utilities for development.
As one move around the city, there are vastly widened roads all around the city now. It expands to a larger space in the highway towards Udupi Mumbai Road. The vision can create many twin cities within the twin Cities of Mangalore and Udupi.
For some people Udupi Manipal is the twin Cities. Mangalore Surathkal can become Twin Cities when we create activities between these two destinations. Local Tourism can grow to become international tourism when we explore river tourism within the city.
Government should encourage private initiatives, involvement and investments to convert Mangalore to become an international tourism destination. Huge expansion of hospitality segment in the city with new additions of high profile hotels is a good sign.
Every hotel should get encouragements from the community in total. Facilities are important. Activities are more important. Vibrant ideas should be welcomed and entertained for the benefits of everyone in the city.
Development is all about how we involve Space and Time with People. Every person in the city should become a promoter of the city. What is there in it for me is the question that everyone should ask to themselves. As we seek, we can find new avenues for growth and overall prosperity in the city. Growth is contagious. Everyone grow when there is an overall growth.
Plenty of itineraries should be created now. With millions of combinations and permutations. Let everyone become a Tourism Ambassador of the city. Let this be a model for every cities in the nation. Nation grow when cities grow. Cities grow when there is growth for the people. Involvement of the people is the key for development. Let people be involved beyond every limiting beliefs.
Together we can achieve success for everyone.