The petition started by Jhatkaa.org has over a lakh signatories.

Protests against the proposed steel flyover in Bengaluru is gaining momentum with each passing day, with online and offline campaigns against the project being initiated across the city.

A month since starting an online petition against the flyover that requires felling of 812 trees, the petition by Jhatkaa.org has since gone viral, with over a lakh signatories.

The petition, addressed to the Chief Minister, BBMP’s special commissioner and Bangalore Development Authority, demands that all alternatives to the flyover be explored and make the citizens part of the decision making process.

Jhatkaa.org began a missed-call campaign against the BBMP’s decision to cut almost 800 trees for a road widening project last month. 

“It was around the same time that news emerged of the 6.7km steel flyover to facilitate traffic towards Bangalore International Airport. This project was estimated to cost Rs. 1800 crore. And would also require the felling of 812 trees. We knew we had to act,” said a campaigner Tania Devaiah in a statement released by the organization.

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