Monday, October 27, 2008

A bus stop for every area, promises BSY

A bus stop for every area, promises BSY

Bangalore: Kengeri will soon have a modern traffic hub, complete with bus depot, terminal, parking lots and passenger amenities. The foundation stone was laid for a Traffic and Transit Management Centre (TTMC) — one of 10 developed by the BMTC to boost public transportation — near Kengeri lake on Sunday.
Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who laid the stone, said the government envisages a bus station in every locality and a depot every 5 km, in the next few years. He also announced: “We plan to construct an underbridge connecting Kengeri Old Town and Satellite Town as it is dangerous to cross the railway line. Several casualties have happened and we want to prevent further accidents.’’
BMTC managing director Syed Zameer Pasha said the corporation caters to over 38 lakh passengers with 5,200 buses every day. Pasha said: “We plan to convert our fleet to CNG-fuelled buses in 2-3 years. By 2012, we will add 5,000 buses.’’ He said this will cost Rs 2,500 crore and urged the chief minister to look into it.
The 18,000-sqft Kengeri TTMC, costing Rs 29.57 crore, is scheduled to be commissioned by mid-2010.
MPs to seek classical status
MPs and legislators will go to New Delhi on November 4 to urge the Centre to grant special status to Hyderabad Karnataka and classical language status to Kannada. CM will regularly inspect projects
Bangalore: Civic agencies, beware. CM B S Yeddyurappa will go around the city and inspect progress of development work twice a month. He will build this into his Sunday routine. He made the announcement during a visit to Herohalli, which was recently added to the BBMP.
He promised that, henceforth, the focus would be on implementation of projects and not just announcement of plans. This includes development of roads, drains, water supply and issues like regularization of revenue sites. The BDA and Lake Development Authority would announce their plans for the area soon, he said.
Residents of Vigneshwara Nagar complained to the CM about encroachment of a storm water drain that led to flooding of roads. People also expressed concern over he shrinking of Hosakere tank from 34 acres to 20 acres.
A major project in the pipeline here is remodelling of Herohalli lake, similar to Sankey tank. He also visited Mahadeshwaranagar, Prasanna Layout, Anjananagara, Muddinapalya and Marutinagar.


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