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K Latha Narasimhamurthy
Former Corporator, Ward 174, Bangalore.
Non-Official Director, Bharat Dynamics Ltd

K. Latha Narasimha Murthy was elected BJP corporator from HSR Layout, ward no 174. Her no nonsense talk, firm decisions, down to earth simplicity, service-oriented approach have endeared her to one and all. She is currently serving as an Independent Director at Bharat Dynamics Ltd.

In her own words :


"I WANT OUR WARD TO BECOME THE BEST URBAN CONGLOMERATION IN BENGALURU".

Good Governance

I am a firm believer of good governance. Integrity and honesty alone cannot solve the woes of my people. These coupled with good governance and good laisoning with the government will go a long way in the solving problems of people and betterment of the ward. Being a Master of Public Administation, having undergone training in Urban Governance and being aware of nuances of governmental functioning, I presume I am well equipped to do this job.


Immediate Priority

To have a healthy and happy living space there must a happy population. Our ward has pockets of Urban Poor dwellings where underprivileged people live. My immediate priority is to ensure that they have good sanitation facility and have access to clean and potable water on regular basis. The schools where their children study - the Government schools in the ward, need a big upgrade and perhaps even addition of more vocational and job oriented courses. I am of the firm belief that Governmental/BBMP grants used effectively will go a long way in improving the infrastructure in the schools and thereby paving way for better education and better opportunities for these children.


Pioneering for a better HSR - namma HSR namma Neighbourhood

HSR Neighbourhood Improvement Programme is a vision plan to improve the ward in all aspects. This model engages citizens with the various government agencies to encompass various issues and develop and improve the ward in a holistic way. This initiative is first of its kind in India .

As part of the IWIL(India- Women in Leadership Program) by IIM-Bangalore, Smt Latha Narasimhamurthy visited Singapore. During the visit, the Singapore vision plan was introduced. This inspired Smt Latha Narasimhamurthy to form the idea of such a vision plan for Bangalore- starting with HSR. She approched individuals and organisations to make a plan and was introduced to Embarq - an urban development and planning organisation. As a result of this, HSR now has a proposal for making this vision come true. Read more in the namma HSR page

HSR Neighbourhood Improvement Programme- A Documentary

Proposal for improving the neighbourhood

proposal

True to her words, Mrs Latha Narasimhamurthy has taken up the initiative to improve the neighbourhood with the initiation of Namma HSR Namma Neighbourhood, the Neighbourhood Improvement Plan (NIP) project by involving government, NGOs and the residents. The objectives of the NIP project is to develop the neighbourhood in a comprehensive and integrated manner the individual improvements required in areas such as safe access, pedestrian connectivity, ecological sensitivity, strengthening and connectivity to public spaces, and local economy to issues like surface water management, waste management, traffic management and enforcement and demand for parking. Read more about this initiative in the namma HSR page

100 Resilient Cities Network

Bengaluru has been selected as a member of 100 Resilient cities network.

More than 330 cities applied to the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge to better plan for and adopt to imminent shocks and stresses. Of those hundreds of cities, Bengaluru was selected to join 100 Resilient cities

proposal 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks � earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. � but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis. Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.

A team of vounteer citizens and experts had met with the president of 100 RC, Mr Michael Berkowitz for a fruitful discussion, a step towards making Bangalore a Resilient City.



Smart City Conference

Represented Bengaluru in " ASIA SMART CITY CONFERENCE " held at the city of yokohama, Japan, along with the Mayor of Yokohama, Ms Fumiko HAYASHI and Mayors from 24 other Asian cities. proposal The international Conference where economically growing Asian cities and international organisations gather together, to share knowledge toward establishing a platform for sustainable urban development.

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