Palike bent on implementing 'model' plans

But, it has not yet abandoned them fully. A case in point is the Sankey  Road project. Despite strong protests by the local residents, the Palike had stealthily issued
the work order for a project worth Rs 30 crore to build a signal-free corridor from Cauvery
Theatre to Yeshwantpur.

Going through the Palike’s vast plans to remodel the City roads making them all thoroughfare, Manjunath of Save Bangalore Committee says, the widening of all 270 roads, if executed, will lead to the biggest urban displacement in the country, rendering about three lakh people homeless.

Given the manner in which the Tagore Circle Underpass project was pushed through
and the work order was issued for the widening of Sankey Road, there is every possibility that one fine morning the residents of Sankey Road and Malleswaram would find all the trees brought to ground.

The Palike’s road widening project did not bother people much until it was restricted to the outskirts of the City. But once the Palike started coming out with plans for the core areas, it had to face the ire of the affected residents. The Palike had to face stiff protest from the residents of Mount Joy Road, when the former came out with a plan to widen the road to 100 feet from the exist ing 40 feet.

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