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, thanks to all this, is now already building the biggest airport in India beating the likes of Mumbai and New Delhi by a huge margin
The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday restrained the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) from proceeding with the steel flyover project for four weeks.
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.