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Namma Bengaluru Foundation files online petition objecting the proposed steel flyover from Hebbal to Basaveshwara Circle

Bengaluru, July 1, 2016: Objecting the Government of Karnataka’s move to build the proposed 6.7km six lane steel flyover from Hebbal to Basaveshwara Circle, Namma Bengaluru Foundation has created an online petition against this adhoc planning. Stressing that the proposed development would only add more fuel to the raging fire of traffic congestion, the petition urges the Government of Karnataka to reconsider their plan and work on more practical solutions to resolve Bengaluru’s mobility woes.

In their petition, NBF stresses upon the need for a comprehensive mobility plan with focus and large scale investment in public transportation. Keeping this in mind, the NGO is of the opinion that the proposed steel flyover comes across as a strong signal from the government that they prefer to cater the private sector instead of giving public transport a much-needed push.

“There is no details of how this project integrates with the broader Master Plan. There is complete absence of details about the project in public domain and inviting citizens to provide their feedback is farcical as they can’t evaluate the utility of the proposed project holistically. If enough of us raise our voice against this proposed development, the state government will be forced to reconsider building the proposed steel flyover.” said Mr. Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO, Namma Bengaluru Foundation.

NBF urges citizens of Bengaluru to stop the Government of Karnataka from actioning this steel flyover by signing the online petition. The signed petition will be handed over to Dr Rajkumar Khatri, Commissioner, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

To sign the online petition, please log on to https://www.change.org/p/bengaluru-s-plea-don-t-want-steel-flyover-want-better-public-transport

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