‘Budget bus’ to collect inputs from citizens

‘Budget bus’ to collect inputs from citizens

From Friday, a Budget bus will go around the city to collect inputs from citizens.

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun formally launched the ‘Budget bus’ through ‘My City My Budget’ initiative by Janaagraha. This initiative aims at collecting inputs from common people across the city for the development of Bengaluru.

Citizens can provide insights as to how the civic body could utilise funds related to building new roads, remodelling footpaths, development of lakes and streetlights, among others.

Speaking at the event, Gangambike said, “We will analyse all the inputs and consider the important ones and include them in our main Budget.”

Insights given

Sapna Karim, head, civic participation, Janaagraha, said, “We had collected more than 60,000 inputs across the city during 2018. Out of this, about 22% of inputs were included in the BBMP budget. The bus will go around shopping malls and especially to those places where people are in large numbers.”

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, Opposition party leader Padmanabha Reddy and Deputy Mayor  B Bhadregowda were also present during the  programme.