Wednesday, August 31, 2005

City infrastructure top on agenda: Dharam Singh

City infrastructure top on agenda: Dharam Singh

The Hindu

Fifteen more flyovers to be constructed in Bangalore

# Foundation stones for 39 development works laid
# Government to go ahead with metro rail project
# Possession certificates given to slum-dwellers
# IT, BT firms not leaving city, says Chief Minister

BANGALORE: Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh said on Tuesday that tackling infrastructure problems of Bangalore tops the Government's agenda.

Mr. Singh, who laid the foundation stones for 39 development works estimated at Rs. 118 crores in the Binnypet Assembly constituency, said 15 more flyovers will be constructed to decongest the traffic in the city.

The Government is committed to tackling all infrastructure problems and all road and flyover works are being expedited, he said.

Work on the international airport project has already begun and the Government has decided to go ahead with the metro rail project. There is no truth in the allegations made by some leaders against the metro rail project, he said. The survey of the project was done in 1983 and its execution was delayed owing to several reasons, he said.

The Chief Minister distributed possession certificates to slum-dwellers of Binnypet constituency and said the Government issued a notification on October 18, 2004 to give possession certificates to two lakh people living in slums.

Claiming that information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT) companies are not leaving Bangalore, the Chief Minister said many multinational IT and BT companies have shown interest to invest in the State.

Minister for Water Resources and Transport M. Mallikarjun Kharge said the slum-dwellers should get blessings of "Satyanarayana" and not "Daridranarayana."


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