Infrastructure a priority for new MPs from city

May 17, 2014 12:43 am | Updated 12:43 am IST - Bangalore:

Even though they are yet to chalk out a detailed plan of action, the three newly elected Lok Sabha MPs from Bangalore appeared clearly inclined to focus on the city’s infrastructure, particularly suburban rail and Metro projects to decongest choked roads.

The former Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who won from the Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency for the sixth consecutive term, said establishing a suburban rail transport system, a dedicated power plant for the city and securing increased water share from the Cauvery are among his top three priorities for Bangalore.

He also said that all three MPs would coordinate and prepare a plan for implementing the infrastructure projects for improvement of the city and improving the living condition of its citizens.

D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who won from the Bangalore North constituency, said the new MPs will protect the city’s interests at the national level. He said he would be convening a meeting of experts and others to prepare his agenda for the city.

P.C. Mohan, who won from the Bangalore Central constituency, said suburban rail tops his agenda for Bangalore. Bringing more funds for constructing permanent houses for slum dwellers was also on his agenda, he said.

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