Thursday, October 28, 2004

Why is BIAL getting stuck at the state level now? Here's possibly why

An anonymous comment left on my earlier post, thought it deserved more visibility.

From what I see, no. The real issue here is not the state support, which is the 350 crores over three years. Come on, a state with an annual budget of around 25,000 crores, can't it afford 100 crores a year? I am sure if the government wanted, it could have imposed a cess on the airport, or taken out a portion of the BMRTL money to fund the airport. I am sure the Manmohan dispensation could have been persuaded to give out a loan. Those are not the real issues. The real issue is that the JD-S leaders haven't pocketed money out of this project. Only the Congress under Krishna has. So, now it is their turn. How do you do that? Raise unnecessary and stupid questions about the project. Thatz what is happening here.


At Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 7:07:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger bangaloretoday said...

Well it is not just JD-S... they are trying to keep spending on all projects to a minimum because it directly eats into the political activities. Contrary to what everyone believes the the taxes we pay are not all funneled for development. They are majorly used for non-development oriented operational political activities. Now citizens are demanding more money be spent on development activities which will eat into the political funding. Why do you think parties fight so hard to come to power? it is lucrative. If it was purely service we would see 98% of these politicians take to other business.

So dont be surprised if the airport gets delayed or the metro rail goes out the window and more BMTC buses clog the streets of Bangalore soon.

At Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 10:13:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dharam singh and his entourage are the sleeping gaints who have no clue about any developmental activities. There only motivation is to make all the money they can in the next six months before the govt falls apart. I don't see any International airport in Bangalore at this rate as all the consortia members will pull out by Dec 31st. New years gift to bangalore due to the morons we have elected. Patience can only wait so long. Forget Metro rail. Wait for another 10 years. Hope somebody has enough weight in our legal system so that they can sue the hell out of this politicians.

At Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:21:00 AM GMT+5:30, Blogger The Bangalorean said...

What legal system, the same one that was naive (corrupt?) enough to rule that private professional institutions can admit students on their own but they should do so on merit? And today we find that colleges run by corrupt politicians have admitted students who haven't written any CET, either the Government's or the private colleges'.


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