Bengaluru, Nov 1: The citizens of Bengaluru have clearly said "Beda" (No) to the controversial steel flyover project.
However, it seems Siddaramaiah government is adamant to go ahead with its pet project. The activists behind the campaign--#SteelFlyoverBeda-look equally firm to pressurise the government to drop the proposed project.
The campaign was first kick-started on social media almost a month ago. Thus the tussle between the Congress-led government in Karnataka and activists looks to be a long-drawn one.
After hosting a human chain protest against the flyover project, reports say Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB), a group of volunteers spearheading the campaign, will hold a day-long hunger strike on November 6.
The venue of the "satyagraha" is yet to be finalized. In fact, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had put a stay on the construction of the steel flyover project recently.
According to an estimate, the government is likely to spend Rs 1,761 crore on the controversial project. Rubbishing allegations of massive corruption involved in the construction of the flyover, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that there was total transparency in the project.