Lok Sabha 2014

BJP promises to elevate Bangalore to world standards

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday released a 30-point commitment letter for Bangalore promising to elevate the city to international standards and urged the electorate to get its candidates elected to the Lok Sabha for the all-round development of the city.

Releasing the letter in the presence of candidates for Bangalore Central, South and North Lok Sabha constituencies here, the former Minister R. Ashok said if elected, the city MPs would get Rs. 10,000 crore special infrastructure grants for Bangalore. He recalled that the Vajpayee government had released Rs. 1,000 crore grants for Bangalore.

Speaking on the occasion, BJP National General Secretary and Bangalore South constituency candidate Ananth Kumar said their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had a vision for systematic urbanisation. The party was planning one hundred ‘smart cities’ as satellite towns for existing mega cities and one such city would be established for Bangalore.

The National Democratic Alliance government would work hard to introduce bullet trains in the country, and Bangalore would be one of the prominent destinations to be connected with such facility. Mr. Kumar said the party had collected feedback from at least one lakh people in Bangalore before preparing its commitment letter.

Prominent among the promises are reducing air pollution through introduction of CNG-powered buses and taxis. The party also said a dedicated power plant for Bangalore would be established along with the one under construction in Bidadi. A special project to make Bangalore a solar city would also be undertaken with assistance from the Centre, he said.

Besides declaring Bangalore a special knowledge zone, the BJP would bring an Indian Institute of Technology to Bangalore and make education affordable to the masses. A special health insurance scheme would also be launched. The party has promised to introduce the suburban rail service through cost-sharing basis, the proposal of which was sent by the previous BJP government to the Union, a reality. It would also introduce a train corridor project connecting Bangalore-Mysore-tumkur-Kolar-Chickballapur and Bangarpet.

Bangalore Central candidate P.C. Mohan was present, North candidate D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MLAs B.N. Vijay Kumar, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, S. Suresh Kumar were present.


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