I grew up in a
Jawaharlal Nehru’s idea of a technologically self reliant
Many were setup in 50-60s years,
The other interesting contribution to the cultural diversity of this city was the large influx of skilled and unskilled workers (thankfully no Raj Thakeray kind of petty politicians then) that moved here to work in these large industrial units and thereafter called
Coming back to the planning and beauty of these townships, you will find gulmohars, jacaranda trees lining the roads in these townships and in summer when they are in full bloom, truly a sight to behold. Children have huge playgrounds that can have at least 100 mini cricket teams playing simultaneously. Parks with plenty of green space for all, to physically exert themselves in the morning and relax in the evenings.
Maybe the IT companies that are very similar in their stature both in terms of revenues and employee strength to these PSUs can take a leaf out of this book and reduce the load on the city (Did you know that there are 50,000! cabs in Bangalore that ferry IT & ITES employees?) instead of just clamouring for better roads and infrastructure. Take care of your own and the rest will fall in place…