CM denies the allegation of corruption in steel flyover project

6:56 PM, Monday, October 31st, 2016
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cm airport Mangaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday, denied the allegations of corruption in Rs 1,761 crore steel flyover project for which National Green Tribunal has imposed stay on the construction.

Talking to reporters, he said opposition BJP was spreading lies on the project, “which was initiated during their rule in 2010.”

“Many BJP legislators were in support of the project”, he said.

“BJP did not oppose the project when it was announced in the 2014 budget. The party was raising objections now for reasons best known to them,” he added.

The implementation of the project would largely solve traffic problems in the capital city, he said.

The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal in Chennai had on October 28 restrained the Bengaluru Development Authority from proceeding with the flyover project for four weeks.

The tribunal granted interim stay on petitions from Citizen Action Forum and others. The petitions opposed the project on environmental grounds.

The project was to construct a 6.72km long, six-lane steel flyover between Basaveshwara Circle and Hebbal to decongest traffic.

The project had faced opposition as it allegedly involved felling of over 800 trees. Farmers too had opposed the project.

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