K Latha Narasimhamurthy
Former Corporator, Ward 174, Bangalore
Non-Official Director, Bharat Dynamics Ltd

Namma HSR Namma Neighbourhood - Neighbourhood Improvement Program(NIP)

My vision is to make HSR Layout the best place to live in Bengaluru. In this regards, I would like to introduce a novel programme titled Neighbourhood Improvement Programme ( NIP), in our HSR Layout Ward no 174 which has been under evolution for some time now. What is striking is that this has been �a never-before exercise� in our city.

The Neighbourhood Improvement Program is a broad based initiative which brings under its umbrella civic, social and cultural activities. It addresses various topics such as increasing traffic, pedestrian safety, public spaces such as parks, health, education, public transport, solid waste management, surface water management, tree plantation, street and park lightings and many other areas. The solutions are arrived at holistically, various govenment agencies and NGOs are brought together to co-ordinate and integrate the development in a comprhensive manner.

HSR Neighbourhood Improvement Programme - A Documentary

HSR NIP - A vision for HSR Layout: Please click here to view the Animation

Namma HSR Namma Neighbourhood

An awareness event about NIP was held at the BDA Complex, HSR Layout, Bangalore on the 1st Feb 2014. Event was inaugrated by Sri Satish Reddy, MLA, Bommanahalli. Honourable Mayor, Sri B. S. Narayana was chief guest. The project report book containing the proposal for HSR Layout was released on this occasion.

Mrs Latha Narasimhamurthy talked about the improvements and activities happening in the ward and also about the future plans. Taking a step towards making HSR ward a zero garbage ward, the Dry Waste Collection Center was launched during the ceremony. Also, vocational training for women and differetly abled youth was inaugrated as part of the Neighbourhood Improvement Programme. In addition to this, surface water management will be taken up in terms of Agara and Iblur lake development. In order to encourage youth to enhance their knowledge and love for learning, a free mobile library was launched. The library will serve villages where such facilities as library are hard to come by.

There were a number of stalls put up by different organisations, including traffic police (traffic rules and safety), Embarq(road development), Samarthanam(solid waste management and vocational training), Rideally(for ride sharing), YPaycash(paperless bill payment) , RWH Associates(rain water harvesting) and Rakshana(mobile library). A free diabetes and BP check was conducted by Narayana Health. Feedback from the public was collected which will be taken into account for future plans and development in the ward.

Proposal for improving 27th Main Road proposal Click on the picture for detailed image

NICC - Neighbourhood Improvement Co-ordination Committee is formed to bring co-ordination between the agencies:
Chairman - Corporator Smt Latha Narasimhamurthy
Members: BBMP, BWSSB, BDA, BESCOM, Traffic police,RWAs

Meeting is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Minutes of the meeting held at the HSR club on 5th January 2013

Minutes of the meeting held at Iblur Community Centre on 20th March 2013

Minutes of the meeting held on 26th August 2013