Prioritise infra projects in Bangalore, says HDK

Leader of the Opposition H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday urged the State government to give priority to infrastructure development in Bangalore and take up long-delayed projects of peripheral ring road, satellite town ring road and satellite townships, to ease congestion.

Speaking on the Budget 2013-14 in the Legislative Assembly, he said roads were in a bad shape in Bangalore. Though big projects like ring roads, roads on drains and satellite townships had been planned, they never took off, he said.

“Bangalore has become overcrowded. There is a need to develop satellite townships. The then JD(S)-BJP government had proposed to develop a township in Bidadi at a cost Rs 60,000 crore.

 But the subsequent governments did not take any interest in the project,” he said. The government should create an atmosphere for investments to flow into the State.

The Congress government should take necessary steps to show that it is pro-development to attract investors, he said. He demanded that the government order a probe into the alleged illegal sale of land belonging HMT Watch Factory in Bangalore.

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