The concept of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) was developed to have an efficient infrastructure corridor between two cities Bangalore and Mysore, as well as to have planned and organized disposal of population through growth centres, which will acts as counter-magnets to the cities growth. The Government passed an order on 20-11-1995 for implementing the Corridor Project

The BMIC project comprises of the following:

  • Four lane Express way of 111 km length between Bangalore and Mysore with a Provision for extending the same to six lanes in the future [90m wide right of way]:
  • Four lane (expandable to six lanes) southern section of peripheral road of 41 km length connecting Bangalore-Pune (NH-4) to Bangalore-Hosur (NH-7) [75m wide right of way]:
  • Four lane link road of 9.1 km connecting "0" point of Express way to the junction of Chord Road (60m wide right of way)and Mysore road.
  • Elevated road of 3.1 km length connecting the link road to the city centre:
  • The Expressway will have 8 interchanges,the peripheral road will have 7 interchanges at the junctions with the various highways leading into the city and the link road will have 01 interchange;
  • Five new townships proposed along the BMIC i.e. commercial township, corporate township, industrial township, heritage township and eco tourism township.

The project area and its components pass through the jurisdiction of several Planning Authorities making it cumbersome and unwieldy to implement the corridor development in a comprehensive manner. In order to have a single window agency and facilitate a planned development of the corridor, the areas falling under different authorities in the corridor were taken and amalgamated to form a local planning area (LPA) u/s 4 (A) (3) of the Karnataka Town & County Planning Act, 1961 (KTCP Act) comprises of a total area of 701 sq km which includes 125 revenue villages, 50 part villages vide Government order No. UDD 377 MIB 98 dated 13-7-1999. Subsequently, the Government constituted a Planning Authority for the same u/s 4(c) of the KTCP Act called “Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority” (BMICAPA) vide Government Order No. UDD 377 MIB 98 dated 5-10-1999.

The master plan for BMICAPA was approved vide Government Order No. UDD 75 Bemrupra 2003 dated 12-02-04. Every person who intends to carryout development within the BMICAPA shall obtain permission from this Authority. Any permission granted by any other authority is invalid as per the provisions of sec.76M of KTCP Act. A person who intends to carryout development shall make an application in the prescribed form as per the sec14 of KTCP Act and Rule 35 of Karnataka Planning Authority Rules, 1965 and for sub-division/layout plan/development plan u/s 17 of KTCP Act and Rule 36 of Karnataka Planning Authorities Rules, 1965.

Based on the documents, the plan will be scrutinized by the Planning Authority as per ZR and ODP. The Planning Authority may within the prescribed period sanction such plan either without modifications or subject to such modification and conditions as it considers appropriate or may refuse to give sanction if the Planning Authority is of opinion that such division/layout is not in any way consistence with the proposals of the ODP the Authority shall communicate its decision to the person. If the Authority has taken the decision to sanction the plan the notice of recovery of fees u/s 18 of KTCP Act read with Rule 37 (A)(2) of Planning Authorities Rule, 1965 and as per Government order will be served.

If the Planning Authority does not communicate its decision to the applicant within 3 months from the date of acknowledgement, application shall be deemed to have been granted approved. This is provided that the land use, change of land use or the development for which permission sought for is in conformity with ODP and ZR approved u/s 13(3) of KTCP Act.

Any structure erected, constructed, altered, enlarged, converted, moved or used contrary to any provisions of these regulations and any use of land or structure which is conducted, operated or maintained contrary to any of the provisions of these regulations shall be and the same is hereby declared to unlawful u/s 73 of KTCP Act.

Constitution of Authority and its function are as per the section 4(c) of KTCP Act and Planning Authorities Rules, 1965.