I wish Bangaloreans a very happy new year and hope that in 2009 we make Bangalore a better place to live in. I hope that seeing the rising pollution levels, our government decides to get in CNGrun autos and buses so that we can breathe fresh air. Also, please let the night life have no restrictions, the time limit should be increased to as much as anyone wants. I request poeple to plant more trees and go the green way.
— Ragini, Actress
For Bangalore, I must say the city must have a better night life. Yes, I want it to be a safe place. But with so much restrictions, people are moving away from the city. After working hard for the whole day, we must be allowed to do whatever we want as far as no limits are crossed. After all we are a democracy and everyone has the liberty to do what he or she wants.
— Pankaj Advani, World Billiards Champion
I want Bangalore to welcome 2009 with a bucket full of hope, and happiness and a truck full of peace. Also, I wish in 2009, Bangalore has stress-free traffic, loads of new outsourcing jobs with continued success on the corporate front. I wish that Bangalore retains its charm and becomes the number one city in India.
— Nicole Faria, Model
I hope 2009 becomes the year when Bangalore comes at par with cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
That is, it becomes a true metro city. I wish to see a speedy development here.
—Manoviraj Khosla, Fashion Desinger
—As far as Bangalore is concerned, I want the Metro work to be completed as fast as possible. We need it very badly.
—Anup Sridhar, Badminton Star
—Start promoting tourism in Bangalore. Make the city what it was earlier. Let the night life, which is what Bangalore thrives on, get more rocking. I request all government officials to please lift all kinds of ban on the night life and at least increase the time to 2 a.m.
— Zulfi Sayed, Actor and Model I wish that the cosmopolitan atmosphere of our city, which makes it so beautiful, continues. I also wish that the Metro project gets completed by 2009. I wish the authorities construct everything wihtout blocking traffic.
— Anahita Nair, Actress
I wish our city gets rid of the ridiculous ban on night life and live bands in 2009.
The ban is seriously affecting musicians and artists in the city. I wish our city‘s law makers grow up.
— Naveen Thomas Joseph, Guitarist, Thermal And A Quarter
I wish that this year Bangalore sees an honest and transparent state ruling by any party in power and I would like to see all the infrastructure woes of Bangaloreans being addressed as soon as possible.
— Rahil Azam, TV Actor
For Bangalore and India, I would want people to be a lot more conscious of the environment and make sure that the environment is not mindlessly destroyed.
— Reeth Abraham, Former International Athlete
I wish there‘s less traffic in the city. I also wish that the 11:30 ban on nightlife is lifted.
— Satchith, Lead Guitarist, Synapse
I wish Bangalore get’s a healthy nightlife. That’s what I am praying for.
— Rohit Barker, Radio Jockey
I would like the politicians in the city to keep up their promises and at least fill up all the roads that have been dug up for various reasons. Yes, I always want Bangalore to be a safer place to live in.
— Chitra Magimairaj, Women‘s World Billiards Champion
I would want Bangalore and India to be a safer place to be in 2009 and thereafter.
— Mahesh Bhupathi, Tennis star