Karnataka Deputy CM supports move to revive steel bridge
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara Thursday defended the state government’s decision to revive the multi-billion steel bridge project here which was shelved earlier following massic public protests.
Speaking to reporters, he said there was a need for the infrastructure project to tackle the growing traffic problem in the city.
Citing a projection that the city population may swell to two crores in 10 years, he said planning must be made keeping in mind the requirements for next 20 years.
Presently, around 75 lakh to 80 lakh vehicles plied on the city roads.
The government was only trying to find alternatives such as suburban rail, Metro Rail second and third phase and elevated roads, Parameshwara said adding the steel grade separator would definitely be useful.