Friday, April 30, 2010

CM on green mission leaves city choking

CM on green mission leaves city choking

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 29 Apr 2010 04:54:00 AM IST
BANGALORE: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa’s keenness to oversee work being carried out to restore Bangalore’s reputation as a green city, left the citizens gasping for breath on Wednesday.
As he toured various areas of the city where lake development work was in progress, a trail of smoke and traffic snarls followed his cavalcade.
While he repeated his assurances on developing greenery, 25-30 cars of the officers and leaders accompanying him followed the bus in which they were travelling, adding to the pollution and causing traffic jams through his three-hour trip during peak hours.
The newly elected Mayor, Deputy Mayor, MLAs, BDA and BBMP officials were with the CM in the bus, while their cars followed.
While the CM’s convoy was given clearance at every signal, the ordinary Bangalorean was left stranded at the same signals for over 20 minutes. Traffic was clogged at many junctions including Shivanada Circle, Magadi Road, Vijayanagar and Mysore Road.
At many of the junctions, people had assembled and were delighted to see their CM waving at them while traffic police closed all the roads that the CM’s convoy used, to ensure that he had a smooth passage.


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