The manifesto promises to develop ‘world-class’ infrastructure in the city by the end of 5 years.
The ruling Congress in Karnataka wants to make Bengaluru the second capital of India. In its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls, the party vouches that at least Rs 1,00,000 crore will be spent on the development of infrastructure in the city.
“The Indian National Congress will ensure that within 5 years world-class infrastructure is created with a special package of at least Rs 1,00,000 crore through State Government, Government of India, consortiums and other alternate sources to make Bengaluru City eligible for consideration as the second capital city of India,” the party’s region-specific manifesto says.
The party broke up its manifesto into the various regions and revealed the same on Saturday in the presence of technocrat Sam Pitroda, alongside various leaders, including Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao.
The state manifesto was released on Friday by party President Rahul Gandhi in Mangaluru.
According to the manifesto, the Rs 1,00,000 crore will be spent on building more flyovers and executing road-widening exercises to accommodate the increasing vehicular population and to improve connectivity. The party also promised to expand the coverage of TenderSURE, white-top more roads in the city and utilize the basements of government buildings for parking.
Importantly, the manifesto also mentioned that it would put a stop to manual scavenging and arm workers with appropriate tools.
The party adds that if voted to power it will ensure that 30% of passengers will use public transport.