BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday the third phase of Namma Metro was being given shape. It will connect Central Silk Board Junction to Krishnarajapuram, and Nagawara to Kempegowda International Airport.
The first phase work of Namma Metro would be completed by November as planned, Siddaramaiah said during his Independence Day address.
The move to provide connectivity from Central Silk Board Junction to K R Puram is expected to help thousands of people who live and work along the Outer Ring Road, the proposed Nagawara to Kempegowda International Airport will cut down the traffic time for frequent fliers and also reduce traffic congestion in the city.
Stressing that the government accorded top priority for the development of Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said residents suffer from water logging and flooding whenever there are heavy rains. “This situation is due to encroachment and construction in the tank beds and storm water drains.”
He said Rs 800 crore would be spent for developing major water canals and Rs 156 crore for tank rejuvenation and development in the BBMP limits. Justifying the recent demolition drive, he said: “Besides removing structures and evicting illegal dwellers, stringent action is being initiated against the builders and officers who colluded with land encroachers.”
He said the government has recovered 4,950 acres of encroached land worth Rs 52,000 crore in Bengaluru Urban district during the last three years.