Bengaluru. March 1.”We have decided to draw up a permanent project with a long term vision for the development of Bengaluru,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
The Chief Minister in his address after inaugurating the Atal Bihari Vajpayee stadium in HSR layout of Bommanahalli Assembly constituency said, Bengaluru is an international city. It should be taken to international standards. People here are cultured. “I consider it my privilege to have got an opportunity to serve the city as the minister for Bengaluru Development. Bengaluru has grown and been extended to surrounding villages too. Bengaluru has a population almost equal to Mumbai. However Bengaluru is growing horizontally while Mumbai has seen vertical growth. We have decided to ensure a planned growth for Bengaluru,” Bommai said.
The Cauvery 4th stage project is reaching completion. About 800 MLD of water is being utilised. In the 5th state about 770 MLD would be provided. Consultations are on with the engineers to get an additional 250 MLD. We would be able to meet the water needs fully if all these works are completed. We will solve the drinking water problem of Bengaluru, Bommai said.
Committed to all round development of Bengaluru
Orders have been issued to prepare DPR to resolve the water problem, extension of UGD, and storm water drains. About Rs.6000 cr has been provided for development of the city under the Nagarothana project. We are committed for the all round development of Bengaluru. We are also resolving many problems which are held up due to legal hurdles, Bommai said.
Approval has been given to prepare the DPR for the 3rd phase of Metro as the 2nd phase is nearing completion. It has been decided to decongest the major traffic junctions, Bommai said.
HI-tech touch for the layouts
Some of the layouts have been developed with good planning. HSR layout is one of them. Such layouts would be given hi-tech touch with easy access to civic services. “We want to redress all the problems here and make HSR layout a Smart Layout. Other layouts too would be selected for similar development. People too would be involved in this task. All the civic amenities would be provided for 110 villages which have been brought under the BBMP,” Bommais said.
Heaping praise on local MLA Satish Reddy’s strong resolve and determination to get the development works done in his constituency, Bommai said.
The newly built Vajpayee stadium has a Basketball court, Kabaddi turf and other facilities. It would be turned into a magnificent stadium at a cost of Rs 40 Cr in the coming days, Bommai said.