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Bengaluru steel flyover project scrapped: Activists claim victory but govt decision largely political
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Bengaluru steel flyover project scrapped: Activists claim victory but govt decision largely political

Bengaluru can breathe easy. Their 812 trees are safe. That many were to be sacrificed at the altar of the steel flyover, a work of monstrosity that was to connect Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal to improve connectivity to the Bengaluru international airport. The government has decided to scrap the project that would have cost Rs 1,791 crore.

Bengaluru's steel flyover is emblematic of the changes in the city's green cover, way of life
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Bengaluru's steel flyover is emblematic of the changes in the city's green cover, way of life

The citizens who came to protest against the steel flyover were protesting against the systematic unravelling of the Bengaluru way of life, of the ravaging of its iconic structures and of the destruction of its green cover. They were fighting to reclaim their roads and their lung spaces and their pride in their city.