The former Minister Gulihatti D. Shekhar has said that work on the elevated highway on Bellary Road in front of Jakkur Flying School should be stopped immediately to facilitate normal functioning of the flying school.He told presspersons that in 2009 and 2010, authorities of the flying school had objected to the building of the elevated highway there, and had suggested construction of a underpass instead.Mr. Gulihatti Shekhar said that the flying school has trained many pilots who are now employed well in India and abroad. Shifting the flying school is not a solution to the present problem.

He alleged that the elevated highway was being constructed without the nod from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and other authorities at the Centre.

“There is some motive behind the construction of the elevated highway. Some persons with vested interests in the construction of the elevated highway are yet to be identified, and only unimportant people are being targeted,” he alleged.

The former Minister urged the Chief Minister to intervene in the matter and ensure that the work on the elevated highway is stopped immediately.