City roads to boast white topping in five years: CM

First Published 27, Sep 2017, 5:19 PM IST
All City roads to have white topping in next 5 years says CM
  • Rs 1,000 crore released for white topping of important roads in the central region of the City
  • Priority has been given to basic amenities like sewage, waste disposal, clearing encroachment of stormwater drain   
  • Government contemplating to divide the BBMP into five or three 

All City roads will have white topping in the next five years. Already, Rs 1,000 crore has been released for white topping of important roads in the Central region of the city and in the next term it would be achieved, assured Chief Minister Siddaramaiah exuding confidence that Congress would come back to power again, reports Kannada Prabha. Whitetopping is a portland cement concrete overlay on existing concrete pavement. It can be used as a road surface course to arrest general deterioration of the roads.

Priority has been given to basic amenities like sewage, waste disposal, clearing of Raja Kaluve (stormwater drains) encroachment and development. In the next one year, the civil works of Raja Kaluve will be completed and there will not be any problem in the next rainy season, he promised. The Indira canteens are a huge hit in the City as 1.46 lakh people eat almost on a daily basis. On October 2 another 30 more such canteens will be inaugurated. In the coming days Indira Canteens will be started at KC General Hospital, Jayadeva Cardiology Institute, Kidwai, Victoria, Bowring hospitals too, said Siddaramaiah.

Coming down heavily on BJP, Siddaramaiah said the BJP did not do any work during their term but are now lying about everything. "BJP was good at taking grants but had mortgaged BBMP properties. We had to release the BBMP properties," he said.

The civil works for a total budget of Rs 19.71 crore includes rain water drainage development, indoor stadium complex, Tinsel Roof building at  Kempe Gowda ground, Kempe Gowda Park development, Bengaluru One building, Shelter at Pipe Line Park, Badminton Court, Rest room for Pourakarmiaks, civic works at Kamalamma Gundi Palya Ground at Nagapura and renovation of Mahalakshmipura swimming pool, reports Kannada Prabha.

Siddaramaiah also mentioned that Bengaluru population has touched 1.20 crores and it is difficult to manage with just one BBMP. It needs to be bifurcated into three at least. However, the government will consider this option after consulting everyone, he added.