Bengaluru Development Authority not to proceed with proposed steel flyover

The proposed steel structure which is 6.72 km long, is estimated to cost Rs 1,791 crores and was to connect the city centre to the Hebbal flyover

By: ANI | Bengaluru | Published:November 3, 2016 4:19 pm
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Bengaluru Development Authority on Thursday gave an undertaking to Karnataka High Court that that it will not construct the proposed steel flyover in Bengaluru until the dispute is resolved. The proposed steel structure which is 6.72 km long, is estimated to cost Rs 1,791 crores and was to connect the city centre to the Hebbal flyover. Authorities say it will decongest the ride to the international airport located on the city’s outskirts.

The high court will now examine all legal and constitutional issues related to the steel flyover for sanctioning a Rs 50 lakh grant to a trust, allegedly in a fraudulent manner in 2001. Some people in Bengaluru are content, after National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered a month-long stay on the proposed steel flyover project. Those opposing the construction of the flyover plan to hold a hunger-strike on November 6 to further pressurise the state government to cancel it.

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    Raj Shekhar
    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    NGT stay order in Steel Flyover for the more examine by the experts and environmentalists it is good to know. Karnataka govt already said they doesn't has any profit from this project it is only for people for the solve the problem of traffic congestion. We hope after four weeks NGT will give Green Signal to this project as it will help to traffic jam.
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      sachin
      Nov 4, 2016 at 5:45 am
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        sachin
        Nov 4, 2016 at 5:41 am
        hi- there are lots of vested interest in beda group also. where were this citizens forum all these while. did you any time hear any major initiative they had taken up in bangalore so far. there is a big lobby against steel flyover and there are reasons . this will impact some of the commercial groups along the stretch. how many of you know NS mukanda who is the head of this groups backround. he is the MD of a real estate company called sneha developers and there are many cheating complaints raised by people against that group
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          sachin
          Nov 4, 2016 at 5:42 am
          his group is just a face to cover the vested intertest. then let us start analysing all the new projects in pipeline like periferal ring road,metro extensions etc and start essing the environmental impact. why only for one project. i am sure peripheral ring road will be more harmful to environment and more trees will be chopped. let all start campaign aginst these new projects as well.also new link to whitefield
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            sachin
            Nov 4, 2016 at 5:45 am
            lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;please find the cheating complaints against CAF president . these were placed 2 years back. some of the guys who does not have integrity on what ever they are doing is misleadinng public with the name of environemntal issues . these guys have lots of vested interest and just acting as NGO face for lobbyists
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