Bengaluru: In a major setback to citizens, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the construction of a steel bridge at Shivananda Circle.
Local residents had knocked on the doors of the apex court after the Karnataka High Court refused to entertain the citizens' plea to scrap the project. The BBMP has already started work on the 326-metre flyover and the project is expected to be completed in one year.
The Rs 50 crore project, which requires felling of 26 trees, was opposed by citizens. The petitioner, Mahesh B.P., had stated that the BBMP did not consult the public or other stakeholders properly and was in a hurry to get the "unscientific" project executed.