Bengaluru: Yelahanka flyover named after Veer Savarkar despite opposition

First Published 8, Sep 2020, 4:23 PM

Yelahanka flyover was named after Savarkar amid opposition. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa inaugurated the flyover on Tuesday.

<p>Bengaluru: Chief minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday inaugurated and named a flyover in Yelahanka after Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.</p>

Bengaluru: Chief minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday inaugurated and named a flyover in Yelahanka after Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

<p>The Government of Karnataka had decided to name the flyover after the Indian Independence activist, politician and a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha a few months ago.</p>

The Government of Karnataka had decided to name the flyover after the Indian Independence activist, politician and a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha a few months ago.

<p>The Government of Karnataka had decided to name the flyover after the Indian Independence activist, politician and a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha a few months ago.</p>

The Government of Karnataka had decided to name the flyover after the Indian Independence activist, politician and a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha a few months ago.

<p>The naming of the flyover was also opposed by a few Kannada Sangha groups. But the government decided to continue to do so.</p>

The naming of the flyover was also opposed by a few Kannada Sangha groups. But the government decided to continue to do so.

<p>The new flyover named as 'Veer Savarkar Flyover' is a 400-meter-long structure built at a cost of Rs 34 crore on the Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road.</p>

The new flyover named as 'Veer Savarkar Flyover' is a 400-meter-long structure built at a cost of Rs 34 crore on the Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road.

<p>The inauguration of the flyover, which was initially scheduled in May, was put off by the state government citing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing norms.</p>

The inauguration of the flyover, which was initially scheduled in May, was put off by the state government citing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing norms.

<p>However, on Tuesday, the inauguration was scheduled for the second time and CM Yediyurappa inaugurated the structure by lighting a lamp and paying floral tributes to Savarkar in Yelahanka.</p>

However, on Tuesday, the inauguration was scheduled for the second time and CM Yediyurappa inaugurated the structure by lighting a lamp and paying floral tributes to Savarkar in Yelahanka.

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