CM: Will release funds for cash-strapped BBMP

Published: 11th July 2013 11:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2013 11:03 AM   |  A+A-


Promising sufficient funds allocation for the overall development of Bangalore in the July 12 budget, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that thrust would be given to improve infrastructure, including roads and drinking water.

After launching the State government’s ambitious ‘Anna Bhagya’ scheme for the Below Poverty Line  (BPL) families here, he said, “We are aware of the problems being faced by the people of Bangalore in terms of poor footpaths, inadequate underpasses and over-bridges and better roads and unattended garbage.”

Responding to an appeal made by Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who is also minister in-charge of Bangalore, Siddaramaiah said, “We will extend sufficient financial support to the BBMP in the budget.”

The Chief Minister also directed the Bruhat Bengalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials to focus on laying roads in localities where there are no asphalted lanes.

“We will take adequate measures to provide affordable houses to poor, improve road infrastructure and drinking water systems,” Siddaramaiah said.


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