Karnataka govt cancels Bengaluru steel flyover project

Karnataka govt cancels Bengaluru steel flyover project

The controversial steel flyover project has been cancelled by the Congress government on Thursday, according to media reports.

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George said that the steel flyover not to be constructed.

The 6.9-km steel flyover was to connect Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal with an extension on Sankey Road up to LRDE complex.  

The project was vehemently opposed by the civil society and commuters due its impact on greenery of the city. They argued that  steel flyover is not required at the cost of 800-odd trees as the city is known for its trees.

Read: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/576789/cries-against-steel-flyover-get.html

Also, the opposition party leader  BS Yeddyurappa had accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of taking Rs 150 crore as kickback for sanctioning the controversial steel flyover.

Read: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/596143/cm-took-rs-150-cr.html


However, the Cabinet had approved the contentious infrastructure project. The six-lane 6.9-km steel flyover was suppossed to pass through Basaveshwara Circle, High Grounds, Windsor Manor, Cauvery junction, Mehkri Circle, Sanjaynagar and connect Hebbal flyover.

Read: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/573062/cabinet-approves-steel-flyover-project.html




Details awaited.

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