Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy remained bullish on the elevated corridor project despite protests by citizens and even claimed Friday that it was meant for public transport.
During his interaction with DH, Kumaraswamy refuted the oft-cited concern that an elevated corridor network would only end up increasing the number of cars, defeating the project’s objective of decongesting the city. “This will be for the public transport system. Not for cars. We’re doing this to expressly curb air pollution,” Kumaraswamy said.
“Some four people are opposing the project. I’m ready for an open discussion. I even met them recently and told them to wait till the Lok Sabha elections are over. What’s important for me is to find a solution. There’s no personal gain for me in building elevated corridors. The air in the city is so bad that it’s leading to cardiac diseases,” he said. “Ultimately, any project the government does should be of use to citizens.”