H.D.Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka
Hold a public consultation and listen to people's suggestions before proceeding with the elevated flyover.
Why is this important?
MILESTONE - June '19
The Karnataka High Court put a stay on the contentious project. The government is now prohibited from making any final decisions. The implementing agency, KRDCL, was reported to have been assessing tenders for the project.
UPDATE - March '19
Following widespread protests, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met activists and promised a public consultation of the Elevated Corridor project before proceeding further.
UPDATE: Concerned Bangaloreans are protesting the elevated corridor on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10am in front of Gandhi statue, Maurya circle (Race course road/Seshadri road), Opposite TCS office. Join us to save our city! More details here: http://bit.ly/2u6fjMZ
In 2016, Bangaloreans came together and protested to tell our government in clear words that we don’t want the elevated corridor. Despite that, Deputy CM Parameshwar Rao spoke about reviving the controversial elevated corridor project on January 1, 2019 implying that the Government doesn’t care about its citizens’ voice. The project will span across 92 kms and connect the corner most parts of the city through 6 corridors. The entire project is supposed to cost 33,000 crores of taxpayers’ money1!
This project has many flaws.
It encourages citizens to use private transport over public transport. Bengaluru is already struggling with over 70 lakh cars. More cars means more pollution in the city.
This project with cut down nearly 4000 trees and impact 1.2 crore citizens’ health, primarily children.
The Government has also gone ahead with this project without having a public consultation or an environmental impact assessment (EIA).
To get an environmental clearance, the State government has approached the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA). Such a big project requires permission from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). Activists believe that the State Government can get environmental clearance from SEIAA since a lot of its employees are State government members. The citizens of Bengaluru are asking the SEIAA to not give clearance to this extremely harmful project. We cannot lose our trees and clean air for a flyover that will only increase private vehicle congestion in the city!
Bengalureans have always come together for the city -- it will be no different this time.
Sign here to ask the Chief Minister to hold a public consultation before proceeding with the project!