Bangalore’s new identify shall be Bengaluru. Mangalore shall be renamed Mangaluru, and Mysore will develop into Mysuru. Bellary shall be referred to as Ballari in official data, whereas Belgaum shall be renamed Belagavi. Hubli will develop into Hubballi. The brand new names of different cities are Tumakuru (Tumkur), Vijapura (Bijapur), Chikkamagaluru (Chikmagalur), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hosapete (Hospet) and Shivamogga (Shimoga).
Union dwelling ministry officers mentioned the Karnataka authorities, Survey of India, railway ministry, division of posts, ministry of science and expertise and Intelligence Bureau gave their clearance to the proposal. Minister of state for dwelling Kiren Rijiju, too, gave his approval, which can now be adopted by a closing clearance from dwelling minister Rajnath Singh.
The NDA authorities waited for the Maharashtra meeting elections to conclude as a result of the choice to rename Belgaum may have value the BJP votes in villages bordering Karnataka .
Sources mentioned chief minister Siddaramaiah spoke to Union dwelling ministerRajnath Singh on Thursday. Issues moved quick after Siddaramaiah , at a gathering with Kannada litterateurs on October 10, introduced that Belgaum could be renamed Belagavi .
The difficulty of renaming Belgaum was triggered by Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy at a gathering to debate celebration of Karnataka’s golden jubilee in December 2005. He advised to then chief minister N Dharam Singh that Bangalore be renamed Bengaluru to mark the celebrations. At the same time as Singh readily agreed, calls for from different quarters cropped up — and it turned an inventory of 12 cities.
The state authorities mooted renaming the cities 9 years in the past, however the UPA authorities put the difficulty on the again burner. The proposal obtained caught because the Maharashtra authorities filed a counter attraction earlier than the Centre stating that the proposal to rename Belgaum had a motive to harm the feelings of Marathi-speaking folks.
The UPA-I authorities cleared the names with the rider that Belgaum be dropped from the checklist because it didn’t wish to antagonize Maharashtra over the Mahajan Fee report. The difficulty went into chilly storage as successive governments didn’t pursue the matter.