Sunday, January 29, 2006

No more drama; action, please

No more drama; action, please
Officialspeak: Projects safe
Vijay Times

Good governance, stability , development and dramafree politics is what the people want from the new government that will assume office on Feb 3. T eam Vijay T imes spoke to a crosssection of people on their expectations. Some were also cynical to suggest nothing much can be expected from the new dispensation. V enugopal Gowda, advocate: The new government should be peoplefriendly and provide hassle-free administration. Altaf Ahmed, social activist: This government will not last long and there is no expectations from it. Shrikant B, an employee at a private firm: Development works need to be put on a fast track. Dr C N Manjunath, Director , Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology: Funding for all government hospitals must be increased. M Sunil K umar , techie: W e need good governance and not drama or mudslinging by politicians. T K Vikram, engineer: I hope there will not be any Information T echnology bashing by the new government. Rajalakshmi, Reader , (Department of English), V asavi College: One can t expect much from a coalition of secular and communal parties. Rajashekar Gadat, a medico: The new go vernment should come out with a road-map for the development of Bangalore City . It should also work hard to curb corruption and redtapism. Sa Ra Govind, film producer: I hope the new government will help the film industry .

Patsy Paul, technical writer: I do not expect much from the new government. Somashekhar , president, Autorickshaw Drivers Union: W e want our problems to be addressed irrespective of whichever party is in power . Roopashree, housewife: I am happy to see a young face as a chief minister .

Ashok Khenny , Managing Director , NICE: The Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure C (BMIC) project will not be affected because of the in regime, W e don’t see K umarswamy as a hindran has never opposed the project.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) senior official: The ernment will not have any bearing on the c activities of the International Airport. It schedule. W e are hopeful we get the same support new government like what we got from the previous K N Srivastava, Managing Director,

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation: Change in the po set-up will not affect the Metro Rail project in expect the new government t to continue ext support and expedite the project Rehan Khan, Managing Director , Metrail India (Pro of Monorail): W e sincerely hope priority w to kickstart a mass rail-based transit system (MRT City . Imtiaz Ahmed, president, CMH Road T raders and a critic of Metro Rail alignment: The new gove should consider providing a transport system that involve land acquistion, demolitions and publ ment.


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