Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BJP manifesto focuses on completion of infra projects


PUNE: Girish Bapat, the BJP candidate for the Pune constituency, released the party’s manifesto for the Lok Sabha election on Wednesday.

The manifesto’s focus is on timely completion of infrastructural projects that were launched in the city in the past five years, including the Metro, the outer and inner ring roads, flyovers and the transit hub.

Bapat has also proposed new projects for the city - senior citizens’ centres, economic centres in the PMRDA region, a skill university, a film city and a water transportation project through the Mula-Mutha river. Bapat said the document has been drafted considering the city’s growth over the next five decades.

BJP’s city president Yogesh Gogawale said the manifesto is comprehensive. “We were able to launch many projects in the past five years. The party will ensure execution of the projects well in time,” he said. “So far, the BJP has received enthusiastic backing of the citizens. Steps will be taken to get funds from the Union and state governments for the execution of the projects,” he said and added the party has resolved to develop Pune as a Smart City.

The manifesto also pays attention to the fringe areas of the city that are witnessing large-scale development. It has proposed a hyperloop project between Pune and Mumbai besides strengthening the rail network in the Lonavla-Daund section.

The BJP is looking for a second consecutive win in Pune. In 2014, it had wrested the seat from the Congress with a margin of over 3 lakh votes.


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