Upset over the state government’s failure, despite assurances, to interfere over rollback in the toll fee for an expressway to Bangalore international airport, transporters associations have now decided to resume talks only after a new government is installed in New Delhi over the next few weeks.
On Monday, members of the All India Motor Transport Congress met Chief Minister Siddaramiah and Union Transport Minister Oscar Fernandes at the Vidhana Sabha for a second round of talks which, according to the transporters, remained inconclusive. “The government now says they will write to the new Union government and it is for them to decide on the matter. This is completely against what the CM had said earlier,” Ravindra K G said.
The AIMTC members also alleged that the government was conspiring with the road contractors and private companies and disowning its responsibility of developing the city’s infrastructure.