As Elections Approach, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Goes On Inauguration Spree For Half-Done ProjectsThe TenderSURE project on Church Street. (pic via Twitter)

Karnataka Chief Minister (CM) Siddaramaiah yesterday (1 March) inaugurated a multi-level parking and the first phase of Okalipuram signal-free corridor in Bengaluru, Deccan Herald has reported.

However, both these projects have reportedly been inaugurated in a haste and are only half-done, with local MLA Suresh Kumar asserting that the municipal body should have given more time for the concrete to dry before the corridor’s inauguration.

Municipal officials however claimed that only the first phase was opened for public use, which consists of a flyover between City Railway Station and Malleshwaram and an underpass from Malleshwaram and Rajajinagar.

The multi-level parking in Freedom Park, which is planned to accommodate 580 four-wheelers and 500 two-wheelers too has been inaugurated prematurely. As of now, the facility only has a reported capacity of 34 four-wheelers and 50 two-wheelers, thereby drawing accusations that the inaugurations were being done in view of the upcoming elections.

Elections in Karnataka are scheduled for later this year and the Congress CM is on an image makeover spree, trying to project himself as a development icon before the elections.

Meanwhile, TenderSURE project on Church Street was also inaugurated by the CM along with Bangalore Development Minister KJ George.

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