On 6 July 2021 Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has decided to develop 46 Kempegowda heritage sites located in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara, Chikballapura, and Tumakuru districts, in a bid to promote tourism. According to Chief Minister, the sites identified to be in three circuits would be developed at a cost of Rs 223 crore for promoting tourism.
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An action plan has been prepared to develop the Magadi Circuit (Rs 32 crores), Bengaluru Circuit (Rs 47 crores and Nandi Circuit(Rs 44 crore).Officials informed the meeting that work on erecting a 108 ft tall bronze statue of Kempegowda near the Bengaluru International Airport was under progress. A theme park around the statue is also being planned and the entire project is being executed at a cost of Rs 64 crore.
Karnataka CM directed that 46 heritage places belonging to Kempegowda era which has been identified in 3 circuits must be developed for tourism. A plan prepared to develop Magadi circuit at a cost of Rs 132 cr, 47 cr for Bengaluru circuit & Rs 44 cr for Nandi circuit: CMO— ANI (@ANI) July 6, 2021
According to the Authority, these sites are developed to help people acknowledge the contribution of Kempegowda or Nada Prabhu Kempegowda, the founding father of Bengaluru.
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