Cong releases separate manifesto for Bangalore

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Bangalore, May 1 (UNI) The Congress, which is making a serious bid to come back to power in Karnataka, today made several promises to people including an investment of over Rs 50,000 crore for infrastructure development and creation of a single agency for all service providers.

CWC member and Election Manifesto Committee chairman C K Jaffer Sharief, while releasing the party manifesto, stated that the party was seized of the constraints faced by the people of the city, one of the fastest growing in the world.

Special focus would be given for its all-round development, he said.

The special attention given by parties to the city comes in the wake of the constituencies within the limits of the metropolis going up to 28 from the previous 16 following the delimitation process.

Congress said a single window agency, bringing all service providers including Water supply, Transport, Housing and Power under it for their convenience, would be formed.

It also promised a separate circular railway for the city and widening of roads in high density corridors, construction of elevated roads and completion of all infrastructure projects in a time-bound manner.

The party also promised to take up overall development and improving the quality of life for the inhabitants in about 500 slums here.

Most of the senior members of the party, including Union Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Rehman Khan, KPCC President Mallikarjuna Kharge and Former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh were present on the occasion.

However, Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress Election Coordination Committee Chairman S M Krishna and Campaign Committee Chairman N Sidharamaiah were conspicuous by their absence.

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