Is an ELCITA model possible for ORR’s dense 17-km stretch?

In a previous article, Citizen Matters had traced the anti-encroachment drive by the BBMP in the Mahadevapura zone to clear constructions blocking stormwater drains. Following this, the Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA) and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) submitted a proposal that the 17-kilometre stretch of the Outer Ring Road, housing tech parks and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) be declared a separate municipal zone. But is such a zone feasible under the current law?

In a bid to transform this stretch into a “world technology corridor”, the proposal seeks a committee to be set up to draft a plan for the separate municipal zone whose governance model should comprise public-private-partnership with oversight of the ITBT Ministry, with an initial ex-gratia government grant to fund its operations.