Bangalore will be renamed as Bengaluru, Mangalore as Mangaluru and our Belgaum as Belagavi along with other 9 cities in the state.
The renaming was first mooted about 6 years back by Jnanpith awardee U.R. Ananthamurthy. The state Government is now expediting the procedure for the renaming of the 12 cities in the state. A final notification is yet to be made and the same is expected in 6 months if all goes well.
The Survey of India has already given a clearance and the high court has dismissed two petition’s objecting the renaming of Belgaum and Bangalore. But the state is still asking them if there are any more objections raised.
Old name – new Name
As on date the process of renaming is on and officially it can be renamed only when the Gazette notification is taken out and the Governor signs the same and this could take anything between 5-7 months.
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