Karnataka CM defends steel flyover in Bengaluru

Karnataka CM defends steel flyover in Bengaluru

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-10-18 12:00 Bengaluru: Defending the state government's decision to go ahead with the infrastructure project, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said construction of the 6.7 km steel flyover in the city would soon begin, as it had public support."The steel flyover project has been totally transparent, as its details were put up on the website of the BDA (Bangalore Development Authority) and 73 per cent of the people have favoured the bridge," claimed Siddaramaiah after inspecting the thoroughfare over which the steel flyover has been planned.Accompanied by Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George, the party's lawmakers from the city and officials, Siddaramaiah also inspected alternative routes to the airport at Devanahalli."We will also develop three alternative routes to the airport to decongest the roads choked with heavy vehicular traffic towards Devanahalli," asserted Siddaramaiah.Recalling that the steel bridge was proposed in 2010 when the BJP was in power in the state, the Chief Minister said the project was announced in the state budget for fiscal 2014-15."The project cost had to be revised as its estimate was made two years ago on schedule rates of 2014-15. We re-negotiated with its developer (L