Deputy CM announces Rs 50,000 crore project for B'luru

Deputy CM announces Rs 50,000 crore project for B'luru

A big project to develop Silicon City of India, Bengaluru is on the cards at the state government. Deputy Chief Minister and Bangalore Development Minister G Parameshwara said that he has directed his officials to prepare a roadmap for the development of Bengaluru for the next five years.

Speaking at the inauguration of various ward development works at Shankara Mutt ward in Chamarajapete, Parameshwara said, “The pace at which the city is growing is tremendous and we will be spending Rs 50,000 crore for this project. I have directed my officials to prepare a roadmap in this regard,” he said.

He also said that the collection of property tax is important in order to increase the revenue targets. “A total of Rs 2,500 crore is pending in taxes. We would be forced to publish the name of tax defaulters if they do not pay tax in time. How is it possible to run Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) if they do not pay taxes? We will take strict action against defaulters,” said Parameshwara.

Speaking about the Steel Flyover project, “We have undertaken two elevated corridor projects at the cost of Rs 25,000 for the development of Bangalore. There are some opposition for the Steel flyover project, but this is also an elevated road. But it is called as Steel Bridge as we use a certain amount of steel in the construction. We will not let go of this project just because some people are opposing it. We will be transparent during the process. If anyone comes in the way, we might resort to legal action against them for coming in the way of development projects.”  

He also said that the state cabinet has approved replacing the existing sodium vapour lamps to LED lights project and this would help BBMP save Rs 18 crore per month. “Our goal is to transform Bangalore to a global city,” said Parameshwara.

The ward development works involve various works include Badminton court, tennis roof, construction of BBMP office and so on. Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad were also there in the programme.