It seems pretty unbelievable but reports are doing the rounds that India may soon get its own Times Square.

Source: Wikipedia

The intersection point of Bengaluru's Residency Road and Brigade Road is all set to undergo a dramatic refurbishment which entails revamping it into the Bengaluru Square, on the lines of the famous Times Square - a major tourist and entertainment centre in New York City!


BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) officials are planning to transform the junction into a prominent tourist destination in the business district. Presently, the place is adorned with a war memorial.

The plan was announced by Mayor R Sampath Raj. He told TOI:

We want the city to have a Bengaluru Square similar to Times Square. 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.
Source: timesofindia

MLA NA Haris told TOI that 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. 

Source: Michael Grimm

He said:

We will convey their demand to the authorities concerned. Church Street will also have easy access to the upcoming pod taxi service,” he said.