Bengaluru: At the Million Voter Rising, an interaction organised by Whitefield Rising and other groups between the people and Bangalore Central candidates, citizens presented their manifesto for the constituency.
Public transport, a dedicated special purpose fund for the IT Corridor, action plan for Bellandur-Varthur lakes, water security and plans to tackle the air pollution were the main demands in the manifesto.
The residents also demanded a comprehensive suburban rail network to enable them to move from one place to another without having to spend much and getting stuck in traffic. They wanted Metro connectivity to Whitefield and Dommasandra, which is one of the most congested areas in the constituency.
They stated that a dedicated infrastructure fund for the IT corridor in Mahadevapura should be earmarked by the Centre, and the projects should be taken up by the state government and BBMP.
They highlighted the need for a policy and action plan for water security focusing on recharge and reuse. They sought a national policy to support responsible use of chemicals by industries and fast moving consumer goods manufacturers to reduce phosphates, toxins and microplastics in water bodies.
Finally, the citizens’ charter demanded funds for Bengaluru projects to improve air quality as part of the National Clean Air Programme.
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