Trucks banned in City during Invest Karnataka

Trucks banned in City during Invest Karnataka

Trucks banned in City during Invest Karnataka

In the light of Invest Karnataka Meet 2016, a global business meet to be held at the Palace Grounds from February 3 to 5, the movement of lorries in the limits of Bengaluru City Police Commissionerate will be allowed only between 11 pm and 4 am between February 1 and 5.

However, lorries coming to Yeshwantpur RMC Yard from Tumakuru Road are exempted from the rule. Private buses too enter the City only between 11 pm and 4 am from February 1 to 10.

Buses will be allowed to park all along the Outer Ring Road and at different Traffic and Transit Management Centres as well as satellite bus stations.

Traffic authorities said the restrictions were being imposed to ensure smooth flow of traffic and safety of the delegates and VVIPs participating in the event.

The Transport department authorities said that since the meet would attract VVIPs from across the world, the City should be shown in a good light. “The City has too much congestion and the traffic is very heavy. We have to ensure that air pollution is down so that people in Bengaluru as well as outsiders coming into the City can breathe easy. Whether this will be a long-term decision the State government has to decide,” a senior transport official said.

The global meet aims to create a platform for the best minds to meet, exchange ideas and drive forward the State’s vision of prosperity for all – by employing technology, innovation, inclusivity and sustainability as key factors for development.

CM oversees preparations for summit

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Industries Minister R V Desphande on Wednesday visited the Palace Grounds, the venue of the three-day Invest Karnataka 2016, to monitor the preparations for the summit.

The Infrastructure Development Department has compiled a bouquet of 117 projects among nine sectors having an investment potential of over Rs one lakh crore to be showcased at the summit scheduled to be held from February 3.

The chief minister also held a review meeting with officials of various civic agencies in Bengaluru on sprucing up the City for the meet.