On Friday, approximately 2,000 schoolchildren from Bengaluru sent letters to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai pleading with his administration to terminate the proposed Sankey flyover’s development.
What’s it about? The students signed a postcard with their message and mailed it to Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha, where the chief minister’s office is located. One of the pupils’ messages to Bommai stated, “Dear Bommai uncle, please preserve our environment; we do not want the Sankey flyover.” The students study at various schools in the Sadashivnagar, Sankey Tank, and Malleswaram areas.
- The project, which would result in the removal of 40 trees from the Malleshwaram region, is viewed as an environmental mistake by environmental activists.
- The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) originally suggested the four-lane flyover to reduce the area’s excessive traffic.
The past: When the project was initially suggested in 2011, it caused a lot of controversies and raised doubts about the government’s intentions. Even though the locals had petitioned the Karnataka High Court, the court ruled in favour of the BBMP and approved the flyover’s construction.
- The BBMP also put out the idea of moving the trees to another area, but the residents did not agree to it.