Controversial Bengaluru flyover: CM Siddaramaiah slams BJP; says there is no corruption

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday told reporters that the upcoming steel flyover in Bengaluru, mired in controversy, was totally a transparent project.

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Bengaluru, Oct 31: Amidst growing protests from people belonging to all walks of life against Congress-led government's plans to construct a massive steel flyover in Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that there was total transparency in the project.

In fact, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had put a stay on the construction of the steel flyover project recently.

Bengaluru Flyover

According to an estimate, the government is likely to spend Rs 1,761 crore on the controversial project.

The CM said the 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 claimed.

"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 said.

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

The project had faced severe opposition from various citizen groups as it allegedly involved felling of over 800 trees. Farmers too had opposed the project.

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