Heavy rains have always made it tough to navigate Bengaluru’s roads, for both drivers and pedestrians. This is especially true as people warn about the dangers of potholes, open drains, and flooded manholes, which have already resulted in fatalities.
Surprisingly, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) spent approximately 23 crore to build a 14-kilometer length of road ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bengaluru.
Potholes are pits rather than holes, according to newly appointed BBMP commissioner Tushar Girinath, making them impossible to fill. Aside from the asphalting, fractured slabs in drains have been restored, and the entire stretch has been given a luxurious appearance.
PM Modi arrived in Bengaluru earlier on Monday for a two-day visit to Karnataka, where he will attend a number of events in the city and Mysuru, as well as launch or lay the foundation for a number of development projects.
During his visit to Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised cheering crowds of BJP activists and supporters by stopping his car to welcome them.
On his journey from the Airforce Station Training Command Headquarters to the Indian Institute of Science, Modi saw a noisy mob of people waving BJP flags and shouting ‘Modi, Modi,’ so he stopped his car for a few minutes, got out of his seat, and waved at them standing on the running board.
In thanks, the Prime Minister folded his hands and made a ‘namaste’ gesture to them. As the van approached the location of his event at IISc, he continued to gesture to the throng.
Due to the PM’s mobility, extensive security precautions have been made, and traffic has been diverted in several parts of the city.
PM Modi presented a statue of Dr B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, at the new campus of Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) University on Monday.
He also showcased 150 ‘Technology Hubs’ at the ceremony, which were created by revamping Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) around Karnataka. The Technology Hubs initiative, which was developed at a cost of over 4,700 crore and is sponsored by several industry partners, intends to produce a competent workforce to meet Industry 4.0 personnel needs.
The state government has contributed 657 crore to the entire expenditure, while Tata Technologies Limited (TTL) and its industrial partners have contributed 4,080 crore.
The state has also invested an additional 220 crore in these 150 ITIs to construct dedicated workshops and technology labs.
These Technology Hubs, through their various innovative courses, will provide high-skill training in cutting-edge technology and increase employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for ITI graduates.