Karnataka Follows Amma to Food Plate

Karnataka Follows Amma to Food Plate

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah presented his 12th budget in Bengaluru. Here are the major highlights from his budget speech:

Karnataka Follows Amma to Food Plate* High end motorbikes, above Rs 1 lakh, to become expensive as MVT increased to 18 per cent from 12 per cent.

* Namma canteen to serve breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch for Rs 10. Like Namma Canteen in Bengaluru, Saviruchi Mobile Canteens in all 30 districts through Zilla Stree Shakthi associations.

* VAT on wine, beer, wine and hard liquor lifted.

* BMTC to induct 3000 more buses, out of which 150 will be run on electricity, 50 electric buses for Mysuru.

* Government to regulate multiplexes by making the maximum entry fee at Rs 200.

* Mandatory screening of Kannada and regional language films in one screen of multiplex cinemas in prime time between 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

* 150 Electric Buses will be introduced in Bengaluru City and 50 Electric Buses in Mysuru.

* Free laptops for 1st year engineering, medical, polytechnic and first grade colleges proposed.

* With the controversial steel bridge shelved, budget proposes widening of Hebbal flyover and construction of an under bridge at a cost of Rs 88 crore.

* Bengaluru Development Authority to complete 3000 flats by end of 2017-18

* For decongestion of traffic in Bengaluru city, PWD to develop 150 km road through K’taka Road development corporation at a cost of Rs 1455 crore.

* New airports to be built in Karwara, Madikeri and Chikkamagaluru.

* Govt to set up film city in Himmavu in Mysuru for the development of Kannada film industry.

* Rs 150 crore will be made available to BBMP for railway over bridge and under bridge construction to enable uninterrupted movement of vehicles.

* One ambulance service will be provided for a radius of 10 to 15 km.

* Wenlok hospital, Mangaluru will be upgraded at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

* Dialysis centres to be established in 114 talukas. Blood Transfusion Units to be set up in 10 district hospitals.

* Five super specialty hospitals proposed in Davanagere, Ramanagara, Tumakuru, Vijayapura and Kolar for cancer and heart disease treatment.

* Approval granted for Bengaluru Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) on the lines of London School of Economics.

* Shoes, socks, chudidhars for girl students from class 8 to 10, spectacles and story books with social message proposed for school children.


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