The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and some infrastructural assets of the Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. It is the fourth largest Municipal Corporation in India and is responsible for a population of 8.4 million in an area of 741 km2. Its boundaries have expanded more than 10 times over the last six decades.
Its roles and responsibilities include the “orderly development of the city” — zoning and building regulations, health, hygiene, licensing, trade, and education, as well as the quality of life issues such as public open space, water bodies, parks, and greenery.
The BBMP represents the third level of government (the Central Government and State Government being the first two levels). BBMP is run by a city council composed of elected representatives, called “corporators”, one from each of the wards (localities) of the city.
The elections to the council are held once every five years, with results being decided by popular vote. The members contesting elections to the council represent one or more of the state’s political parties.
List of BBMP Wards in Bangalore
For administrative purposes, the city of Bangalore is divided into nine zones, which are further subdivided into a total of 198 wards administered by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
After delimination in 2020, BBMP has decided to increase the number of wards to 243. 45 new wards were added to the existing 198 wards. Headed by BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, the delimitation Commission will decide on further how to divide the city to 243 wards.
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Courtesy – WIKIPEDIA