Bengalureans Protest Against Proposed 10-Storey Building In Cubbon Park; Demand To ‘Save City’s Lungs’

The proposed building, within Cubbon Park, will have 10 floors and will serve as an annex building of the Karnataka High Court at the park.

by Tashika Tyagi
Bengalureans Protest Against Proposed 10-Storey Building In Cubbon Park; Demand To ‘Save City’s Lungs’

Parks and gardens are the only green escape we have in the middle of the concrete jungles that our cities have turned into. So, when the proposal to make a multi-storey building within Cubbon Park in Bengaluru got a green flag, the local residents erupted in protests. Hundreds of people on Sunday protested together at Cubbon Park against the construction of this building. Social media also showered massive support with thousands of posts on with #SaveCubbonPark trending online.

Residents Stage Protest Against Proposed Building In Cubbon Park

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Image Courtesy: Karnataka Tourism

Walkers, environmentalists, and many other residents gathered at Bengaluru’s Cubbon Park on Sunday. They were there to protest against the proposed multi-storey building by the Karnataka Government within the park premises. Cubbon Park is often referred to as Bengaluru’s prime lung space. This construction will lead to the chopping down of hundreds of trees. And also adds massive pollution that will be generated during the construction. And that’s exactly what concerns the locals and environmentalists.

As per reports, the Karnataka government plans to construct a 10-storey building as an annexe to the High Court within the park premises. The case for the proposal was pending before the Karnataka High Court and it got the permission for construction in 2019. The HC ordered that no tree should be cut down for the building construction. Since that seemed quite impossible, the idea of the building had been on hold for the last five years. However, it seemed to be gaining momentum recently.

On February 8, an order was passed by the Horticulture Department that permitted the movement of vehicles inside Cubbon Park on the second and fourth Saturdays for three months. This led to people protesting within the park to save one of the few green patches of the city.

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Calls For #SaveCubbonPark Erupts As Social Media Comes For Support

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Image Courtesy: X/@MadhurBhatnag15

While many were on the ground to show their protest against this construction, people on the Internet were not too far behind. #SaveCubbonPark trended on social media on Sunday. Many people shared their fond memories of the park and also why Bengaluru needs it so much.


There were many tweets on X (formerly Twitter) that showed support for Cubbon Park. Many Netizens stressed on why it is an integral part of Bengaluru.

We understand the rage and believe that big cities do need more gardens and parks for the betterment and health of their residents. What’s your take on this ordeal? Fill us in with your thoughts!

Cover Image Courtesy: X/@vinodblru & Karnataka Tourism

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