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To: H.D.Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka

Public consultation before elevated flyover!

Hold a public consultation and listen to people's suggestions before proceeding with the elevated flyover.

Why is this important?

In 2016, Bangaloreans came together and protested to tell our government in clear words that we don’t want the elevated corridor. Despite that, Deputy CM Parameshwar Rao spoke about reviving the controversial elevated corridor project on January 1, 2019 implying that the Government doesn’t care about its citizens’ voice. The project will span across 92 kms and connect the corner most parts of the city through 6 corridors. The entire project is supposed to cost 33,000 crores of taxpayers’ money1!

This project has many flaws.

It encourages citizens to use private transport over public transport. Bengaluru is already struggling with over 70 lakh cars. More cars means more pollution in the city.
This project with cut down nearly 4000 trees and impact 1.2 crore citizens’ health, primarily children.
The Government has also gone ahead with this project without having a public consultation or an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

To get an environmental clearance, the State government has approached the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA). Such a big project requires permission from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). Activists believe that the State Government can get environmental clearance from SEIAA since a lot of its employees are State government members. The citizens of Bengaluru are asking the SEIAA to not give clearance to this extremely harmful project. We cannot lose our trees and clean air for a flyover that will only increase private vehicle congestion in the city!

Bengalureans have always come together for the city -- it will be no different this time.

Sign here to ask the Chief Minister to hold a public consultation before proceeding with the project!

Sources:
1. https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/civic/elevated-corridor-beda/articleshow/65189806.cms
2. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2018/jul/06/bengaluru-proposed-six-elevated-corridors-revival-leaves-activists-fuming-1839052.html
3. http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/elevated-corridor-beda-open-letter-to-hdk-27198

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Reasons for signing

  • We do not need a city full of concrete structures. We want a green and clean city
  • Flyovers, Elevated corridors are not problems, but problems in the guise of a solution. It helps politicians fund elections only. 33000 crores can be better spent in quickly completing the suburban rail project, add buses and provide sustainable last mile connectivity which will reduce traffic, congestion, pollution and in turn will increase the quality of air and moreover reduce our oil import bill and save forex.
  • Because I Care

Updates

2019-01-23 21:53:39 +0530

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2019-01-23 15:34:10 +0530

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