Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) is an    autonomous body created by the Government of Karnataka under the BMRDA Act 1985 for the purpose of planning, co-ordinating and supervising the proper and orderly development of the areas within the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR) which comprises Bangalore urban district, Bangalore rural district and Ramanagara district.

As per the Structure Plan, apart from BMA (BDA jurisdiction), the rest of the Bangalore Metropolitan Region [BMR] is divided in to five Area Planning Zones (APZ’s) and six Interstitial Zones (IZ’s).  The APZ’s  are proposed along the corridors, which are (1) Bangalore-Bidadi (2) Bangalore-Nelamangala (3) Bangalore-Devanahalli (4) Bangalore- Whitefield, Hoskote (5) Bangalore-Anekal, Sarjapur-Hosur.

The Area Planning Zones (APZ’s) are areas  where urban development is permitted subject to certain regulations.  The Interstitial Zones are the areas lying between APZ’s where urban activities are restricted giving more emphasis to environmental – issues like conservation of forest area, agriculture etc.

For planned urban growth Local planning areas under Karnataka Town & Country Planning Act-1961 are declared in the five APZ’s and IZ’s 1 & 2.  The following are the Planning / Development Authorities functioning in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR).


Sl. No.

Authorities functioning within Bangalore Metropolitan Region [BMR]

Area in
Sq. Km.

1

Bangalore Development Authority [BDA]

1219.50

2

Bangalore – Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority [BMICAPA]

426.24

3

Ramanagar-Channapatna Urban Development Authority[RCIDA]

63.06

4

Anekal Planning Authority [APA]

402.30

5

Nelamangal Planning Authority [NPA]

735.00

6

Magadi Planning Authority [MPA]

501.52

7

Hosakote Planning Authority [HPA]

535.00

8

Kanakapura Planning Authority [HPA]

412.78

9

Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority [BIAAPA]

792.00

10

Area Planning Zone-1 [APZ-1 ] (Excluding RDUDA & BMICAPA)

462.60

11

All Interstitial Zones in Bangalore Metropolitan Region [Iz’s BMR]

2455.00

Total

8005.00