Saturday, November 26, 2005

Two grade separators open

Rajajinagar Entrance underpass

Modi Hospital-Chord Road junction Underpass

Rajajinagar underpass, grade separator opened
Vijay Times

Bangalore: The much-delayed Rajajinagar Entrance U nderpass and the grade separator at Modi-Chord Road junction was finally thrown open to the public on Friday .

Chief Minister Dharam Singh inaugurated the Rs 14.4-crore Rajajinagar U nderpass and the Rs 13.06-crore grade separator . He also laid the foundation stone for a railway overbridge, to be constructed on a joint venture basis by the Bangalore City Corporation and the Railways. Speaking on the occasion. Dharam Singh said, Bangalore is in no way lagging behind Delhi or Mumbai. The various mega projects with regard to basic facilities and infrastructure have been planned in view of the City s growth.

Addressing a public meet at Y eshwantpur Circle after inaugurating a host of development projects, he said: The government has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia urging the Centre to release grants on par with Delhi and Mumbai to provide basic facilities to Bangalore.

"Though the foundation stone for the Devanahalli international airport was laid way back in 1996, the project got the green signal only after the coalition government came to power . With the runway work underway , we will expedite the project and complete the same by 2007," Singh said.

W ork on various infrastructure projects, including the hi-tech City and the outer ring road, were in progress in the City , Chief Minister remarked.

"Despite its concern to improve the living conditions of the people, the government was being attacked and criticised by the media, which was claiming that there were no development works in progress and no basic facilities in the City ," he lamented.

"The rain in the City has hampered the asphalting work. There are indications that it will last for a few more days. The BCC commissioner has been directed to expedite the work once the rain stops," Singh informed.

Deputy Chief Minister M P Prakash, KPCC president and W ater Resources minister Mallikarjuna Kharge, Mayor R Narayanaswamy , City MLAs and local corporators were also present on the occasion.


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