What do the various party manifestos promise us? A bird’s eye view

With two days to go, let us take a quick look at what the various parties have promised for Bengaluru in their election manifestos

Bengaluru & Infra & Urban Planning

INC

  • Pitching Bengaluru as the Second capital city of India.
  • A special package of 100,000 crore for infra
  • Compile a new survey map of the city to subsume all the underlying historical village maps

BJP

  • Pass a new law named the “Nava Bengaluru Act” to cater to the unique needs of Bengaluru.
  • Institute Bengaluru Transit Challenge Fund with a Rs 200 Crore initial corpus to incentivise citizen driven transit.
  • Develop Devanahalli town as an IT city by taking advantage of its proximity to the Bengaluru Airport.
  • Transform all metro pillars and flyover into standing gardens.
  • 5000km of strategically designed footpaths for optimum space utilisation and pedestrian friendly infrastructure; disabled-friendly footpaths

JDS

  • Replacing KTCP Act by Karnataka Urban and Regional Planning Act in cities and towns of Karnataka.

AAP

  • Increase open spaces to 40% in all urban areas.
  • Construct one public toilet per 500 homes

Governance

INC

  • Better management of municipal corporation with a Greater Bengaluru Authority.
  • Establish an Ombudsman to ensure that citizens get better services.
  • Create a city finance commission
  • In 10 years time, a directly elected empowered mayor system
  • A continuous updating of all government websites
  • Every government rule, policy and scheme will be sent via SMS to all the ci zens of the state
  • Corporator will not have veto power over citizen decisions

BJP

  • Setup a city economic development agency.
  • Build and maintain a city spatial data centre.

JD(S)

  • Restructuring of parastatal organisations including the BWSSB, BDA and BMRDA.

AAP

  • Elections of all local bodies to be held on time
  • No supersession of local bodies by the state government

Water/ Lakes / Storm Water Drains/ Sewage 

INC

  • Expediting the Cauvery V Phase Proposal to augment drinking water supply to Bengaluru City, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagaram
  • Promoting and implementing the Anna Hazare Model for water sustainability and rejuvenation of water
  • Introducing new projects to provide drinking water by implementing the Sharavathi & Mekedhatu – Yethinahole model
  • Decentralised wastewater treatment.
  • Recharge open wells

BJP

  • Rs 2,500 Crore Nadaprabhu Kempegowda fund sanctioned for cleaning, revival of lakes and rivers, ridding the city of water mafia.
  • Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Lake Conservation and Rejuvenation Fund: BLCDA will be a regulatory body for protection of lakes, rajakaluves and storm water drains.Rs. 2500 crores will be allocated to the revival of the ecosystem.

JD(S)

  • Solid waste management will be done through legislative, technical and operational measures.

AAP

  • BWSSB and KUWS&DB to accept responsibility for every building 20,000 kms per family of lifeline water free each month
  • Installing 10,000 new open wells in Bengaluru.

Solid Waste Management

INC

  • Decentralised solid waste management in every ZP area.
  • Constructing local waste handling and processing units within zones and assembly constituencies.
  • Penalising burning of garbage.
  • Construct 20 MW Decentralised Biomass Gasification Power Project in every district.

BJP

  • Recycling of 100% of sewage generated in the city.

JD(S)

  • Solid waste management will be done through legislative, technical and operational measures.

Roads / Traffic Management / Mobility

INC

  • Expand coverage of TenderSURE roads.
  • Complete white topping of major roads throughout Bengaluru City.
  • Build more flyovers and execute road widening exercises.
  • Plan underground lanes to decongest traffic similar to the Delhi underground lines.
  • Consider opening suburban railway links to destinations up to 100 kms from the city centre.
  • Introduce innovative solutions to utilise space available below metro line and elevated roads for parking vehicles.
  • 25% of the buses will be air conditioned and 30% of passengers use public transportation.
  • 2000 kms of walkable footpaths

BJP

  • Pedestrians will cross at grade within the city centre and skywalks will be restricted to major arterial roads on the outskirts.
  • Incentivise use of public transport by offering reasonable fares.
  • Setup and fund Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) to introduce more mobility initiatives.
  • Expand BMTC fleet and reduction of fares by 50% for long journeys to benefit those in the unorganised sector
  • Bruhat Bengaluru Suburban Rail: implementation of Rs.17,000 BBSR project
  • Green Bengaluru 1:1 – tree census, identification of planting sites and planting saplings to bring the tree-to-person ratio to atleast 1 in Bengaluru

JDS

  • City Mobility Plans will be prepared for all district headquarters and corporation areas of the state

AAP

  • Local, community-managed parking permits in neighbourhoods
  • Providing 120 buses per lakh of population in all urban areas.
  • Cycle lanes around all major lakes (also to stop encroachment)
  • Rapid construction to build flyovers / underpasses in 6 weeks

Environment

Congress

  • Execute best water-management practices such as bio-retentions, dry and wet ponds, and porous pavement Increasing open public spaces by 2% every year.
  • Make the WHO standards for air and water quality as our goal.
  • Installation of solar panels on the rooftops of all government buildings.

BJP

  • Green Bengaluru 1:1 – tree census, identification of planting sites and planting saplings to bring the tree-to-person ratio to atleast 1 in Bengaluru
AAP
  • Native species only in all tree planting
  • At least one air quality monitor in every ward

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