The Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) comprising corporate leaders trying to create a ground for a more participative politics met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently and sought the appointment of a sheriff to help the mayor in planning for the city.
B.PAC reiterated its request for a 10-point programme to remove serious infrastructure bottlenecks that are making life a nightmare for the average citizen, the platform created by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and T V Mohandas Pai said in a statement.
They discussed with the CM making Bangalore more friendly for pedestrians and walkers,making it safe,sewage-free lakes and garbage,debris and pothole problems,the release said.
The CM gave a sympathetic hearing and was supportive of the need for progressive measures for development of the city. He said Rs 300 crore had been allocated for road development, B.PAC said.
Siddaramaiah reportedly promised the B.PAC delegation led by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw that a task force would be set up to ensure the development of Bangalore and to look at the possibility of extending nightlife in core city areas by allowing eateries to stay open till 1 am.
The extension of closing hours would contribute to making citizens feel safer,it was felt. This would lead to greater vibrancy and encourage self-policing and improve the law-and-order situation, B.PAC said.