Don't oppose elevated corridor project for the sake of opposing: HDK

Dont oppose elevated corridor project for the sake of opposing: HDKHD Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said his government was committed to urban development and asked people not to oppose the controversial elevated corridor project for the sake of opposition.

In an interview to Deccan Herald, Kumaraswamt said the Congress-JD(S) coalition government intends to build six interconnected elevated corridors in the next four years. "My request to the people is not to oppose projects like elevated corridor just for the sake of opposition. We have a long-term vision for Bengaluru," he said.

Talking about urban issues, Kumaraswamy said the government would revive plans to develop satellite townships and expedite projects like the Outer Peripheral Ring Road.

On the issue of splitting BBMP, the CM said he would go ahead with the move if it solved Bengaluru's several problems.

"What we need for Bengaluru is both a long-term and short-term vision which has to be prepared by taking all stakeholders into confidence and by having an open debate with people," he said.

The CM also called for the protection of lakes but said that "restoring lakes, including desilting, should not become a money-making programme".