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Dec 02 2016 (18:20)  Push local rail network, citizens tell legislators (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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BENGALURU: In a bid to enlist the support of MLAs and MPs of Bengaluru for the #ChukuBukuBeku campaign, which calls for a well-connected local rail network across the city, volunteers of Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) launched the `Call our MLA MP' campaign on Wednesday.
CfB member Srinivas Alavilli pointed out that the state government had failed to develop local train services in the city. "For years, the government has done nothing about developing a commuter rail network. However, it is proposing to spend over Rs 2,000 crore on the steel flyover," he said.
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added, "We called about 19 legislators on Wednesday, and of these, 13 strongly supported our cause.Some of them promised to raise the issue in the assembly. It was a wonderful experience that reinforced our belief in the democratic system." The activists also asked the people's representatives to join them on the #ChukuBukuBekuYatra to see the merits of a commuter rail network for themselves. They urged the MPs and MLAs to develop stations in their respective constituencies using the funds allotted under the local area development (LAD) category .
Architect and CfB member, Naresh Narasimhan said, "Demotorising the city is the only way forward, and a suburban train service will help in taking thousands of private vehicles off the road. In Mumbai, the number of private vehicles is significantly lower than Bengaluru, largely owing to its local train service."
Actor and theatre personality Prakash Belawadi too urged the government to take up work on the project soon.
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