On June 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was on two-day state visit to the state of Karnataka, set a 40-month deadline for the BJP’s ‘double engine’ government to alleviate Bengaluru of its traffic by taking up key infrastructure projects.
PM Modi after inaugurating a slew of projects worth Rs 27,000 crore in Bengaluru said, that both Centre and state governments are working on every possible means to improve connectivity by undertaking Metro, rail, underpass, flyover and road projects, this is to make Bengaluru free of traffic jams. He said these projects would help in realising ease of living and ease of doing business.
“Travel times should be short and comfortable, logistic costs should be low, and the double-engine government has worked in this direction constantly,” PM Modi said on Monday, Indian Express reported. “To liberate people from the problem of traffic jams, there are projects for rail, roads, metro (rail), underpass, flyovers, and all possible modes – the double engine government is working,” he said.
The Congress party was accused by PM Modi, of ignoring the city’s development during its 40-year rule in the country, he claimed that the BJP’s double-engine government has developed new ideas and approaches to urban governance in the past few years.
He said that had the project been implemented 40 years ago, Bengaluru city would have been better and stronger.
and now he had got the opportunity to complete the project, which was hanging fire.
Source: TOI, Indian Express