Monday, October 27, 2008

Facelift for Bengaluru

Facelift for Bengaluru

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‘ I am making an honest effort to get a feel of the ‘ infrastructure crunch in the city B.S. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister
The face of Ben galuru will be changed in the next three years and the stress will be on comprehensive development of infrastructure in the city, said Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Sunday.

During his visit to Kengeri to review infrastructure development, he said Bengaluru has been growing rapidly and attracting investors from across the globe. So the infrastructure here should match that of developed countries.

“I have not come here as Chief Minister. I am making an honest effort to get a feel of the infrastructure crunch in the city. Opposition parties should support us instead of only making criticisms,” he said.

After the monsoon, thrust will be given to fixing infrastructure by asphalting and repairing drains. Newly added areas into the BBMP will be upgraded on par with the core BBMP area. People living below poverty line have no roof over their head. Successive governments have failed to address the problem despite availability of land in the city,” he said. “Apart from providing a roof to the homeless, we will also adequate infrastructure,” he promised.

Addressing the media at Maruthinagar, BDA commissioner H. Siddaiah said a detailed project report has been prepared for the development of 14 Assembly constituencies at a cost of Rs 700 crore.

“A proposal has been prepared for 154 different works like laying roads, asphalting, drains and building bridges. Tenders will be invited in the next fortnight and work will commence thereafter,” he said.

Lakes in all the constituencies will be upgraded by tapping funds from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), he added.

Keeping his promise to conduct infrastructure inspection regularly, Mr Yeddyurappa said inspections will be carried out on two Sundays every month. He also sent a strong message to bureaucrats to improve the infrastructure in the city.


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