New York’s Time Square is getting ready in Bengaluru

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With an aim to boost tourism in the state, Karnataka government has decided to replicate New York’s famous Times Square in Bengaluru. The government is planning to build Bengaluru’s Times Sqauare at the Residency Road and Brigade Road intersection in central business district (CBD) where currently a war memorial is situated.

“We want the city to have a Bengaluru Square similar to Times Square. We are planning it at the entrance of Brigade Road. Bengaluru is fast becoming a global city, and there should be something to celebrate that. We have asked Swati Ramanathan, the brain behind TenderSURE, to start working on a detailed project report,” said Mayor R Sampath Raj.

Since MG Road and Church Street are popular tourist spots, the residents of the city demanded that it should be converted into a walkers’ zone like Times Square.