Bengaluru’s Development

Initiating Bengaluru’s Transformative Suburban Rail Project (BSRP)

  • Played a pivotal role in bringing The Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP) to fruition for the city by advocating for it in parliament, maintaining consistent follow-ups with the government.
  • The long-cherished dream of Bengaluru was released when the Modi government sanctioned the suburban rail project in October 2020.
  • The Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP) with an estimated cost of Rs. 15,767 crores stands as a crucial initiative, promising to alleviate congestion and enhance travel efficiency in the city.
  • This rapid transit system will enhance mobility in Bengaluru’s suburbs and satellite townships serving over 10 Lakh passengers every day.
  • 2019 – Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman announced an ₹15,767 crores BSRP corridor.
  • 2020 – Cabinet chaired by PM Modi cleared the BSRP.
  • 2022 – PM Modi laid the foundation stone for 4 corridors connecting 148 kms.
  • Bengaluru’s 40-year dream to be realised in just 40 months.

Revitalising Namma Metro - Kms of metro sanctioned between 2019 and 2024 - 73.92 kms

  • Namma Metro Extension (Metro 2A and 2B): Despite the Union Government’s approval of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Metro Phase-2A (Central Silk Board to Krishnarajapura) and Phase-2B (Krishnarajapura to Airport) in 2014, progress had been sluggish and the project nearly stalled. My intervention played a pivotal role in expediting the work citywide, ensuring its timely implementation.
  • Construction is currently underway with a budget of ₹ 14,788 crore for the 58 km Metro Phase 2A and 2B
  • Opening of Purple Line: Ensured the commencement of the Purple Line extension without an inauguration ceremony, following PM Shri Narendra Modi’s directive to BMRCL to start services on the new stretches (Challaghatta to Kengeri and Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield) without delaying operations for a formal event with VIP presence.

Embracing Electric Buses for Bengaluru's Transportation Needs

  • Meeting commuter demand with a fleet of around 6,500 buses stagnant for over a decade, PM Modi’s FAME I and FAME II scheme has sanctioned 1500- e-buses for Bengaluru. 
  • This aims to boost the fleet, ensuring safer, eco-friendly travel while reducing fuel dependency.

South Western Railway’s Progress Report: New Trains, Stops and Infrastructure in Bengaluru Central

  • Over the course of the last few years, I have ensured SWR’s remarkable progress in enhancing service quality. This encompasses:
  • Introduction of 33 new trains
  • Establishment of 20 new train stoppages
  • Extension of services to 21 trains
  • Completion of six major infrastructure projects at a cost of Rs 212.64 crore
  • Provision of 64 amenities across 10 railway stations, totaling Rs 365.207 crore. See breakdown per station below:
  • Bengaluru’s KR Pura and Whitefield Stations Under Development via Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.
  • Cantonment Railway Station to be redeveloped into World-Class Structure, Costing ₹480 Crore, will house 1,000 cars and an equal number of two-wheelers, in its multi level basement parking facility.
  • Connecting Bengaluru to key cities (Dharwad, Belagavi, Hubballi, Chennai (2 trains), Mysuru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Kalaburgi) via Vande Bharat Express and extending to Malda Town in West Bengal with Amrit Bharat.
  • Rolling out Automatic Signalling System Across Bengaluru’s Rail Network, with a dedicated budget of ₹874.12 crore

Baiyappanahalli Railway Station Expansion

Successfully obtained approval for expanding the Baiyappanahalli Station terminal. Played a pivotal role in ensuring that KSR station matches in facilities and capacity to handle traffic, especially considering the growth in the eastern part of Bengaluru.

Baiyappanahalli Railway Station has achieved the distinction of being India’s First Centrally Air-Conditioned Station, now known as the Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal. This state-of-the-art terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs.314 Cr, stands as a testament to our commitment to modernize.

Exploring the feasibility of a circular Railway around Bengaluru

  • Initiating a forward-looking initiative, we’re conducting a thorough feasibility study for a 287 km circular railway around Bengaluru. 
  • This ambitious project aims to achieve seamless connectivity within the city and its outskirts, demonstrating our dedication to envisioning and executing innovative solutions for efficient transportation infrastructure.

Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR)

  • The Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) around Bengaluru, costing Rs 15,000 crore, features four to six lanes connecting 12 towns in Karnataka.
  • PM Modi inaugurated a new STRR stretch linking Tumakuru highway with Bengaluru-Kolar highway, diverting around 20,000 trucks and commercial vehicles from the tech capital, alleviating 30% of Bengaluru’s transient congestion.

Spearheading Road Transport for Bengaluru

  • Bengaluru-Mysuru: The 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru National Highway, stretching 118 km and constructed at a cost of ₹8,408 crore, has slashed travel time to under 90 minutes.
  • Bengaluru-Chennai: Allocated ₹ 18,000 crore for a 258 km expressway connecting Bengaluru to Chennai, enabling high-speed travel at 120 km per hour.
    The National Highways Authority of India (NHA) is currently in the process of finalizing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the construction of Bengaluru’s longest flyover, spanning 15 kilometers along Old Madras Road, from KR Pura police station to Kolathur Junction. This ambitious endeavor aims to alleviate the ongoing traffic congestion issues faced along the route, especially during peak hours.
  • Bengaluru-Pune: The proposed 700-kilometre greenfield, access-controlled expressway will transform connectivity between Pune and Bengaluru, reducing travel time to just seven hours.
  • Construction of Flyover at Katamanallur, NH-75:
    A flyover is being constructed on the right-hand side at Katamanallur, CH. 71+885 (KA-02-290), as part of road safety efforts to fix blackspots along NH-75’s Bangalore-Hoskote-Mulbagal Section. Once finished, the flyover will improve traffic flow from Bengaluru to Tirupati and offer better access for local traffic in areas like Whitefield and Budigere. It will also reduce accidents caused by wrong-direction traffic, enhancing overall safety for travelers.

Kempegowda International Airport - Terminal 2

  • Investing ₹ 13,000 crore in Terminal-2 at Bangalore International Airport, bolstering air connectivity and infrastructure. T2, renowned as one of the world’s most stunning airports, clinched a special prize at UNESCO’s 2023 Prix Versailles.

Advocacy and action for a progressive Bengaluru

  • Carmelaram Level-Crossing Transformation: In response to the congestion caused by the narrow road at Carmelaram level-crossing due to rapid urbanisation, my MPLAD funds were committed for a solution. The crossing’s width was increased from 7.5 to 15 metres, easing traffic flow.
  • Unlocking defence land for Bengaluru’s Progress: Successfully navigated the complexities of unlocking defense land for vital infrastructure projects in Bengaluru. With principal clearance from the Defence Minister, an exchange of 55,819 sq metres of land valued at 282.09 Cr is taking place, propelling the city’s development.
  • Expanding Access to KIA: Championing enhanced transportation, advocating for the improvement of connectivity to KIA through the Mylanahalli-Bagalur-Hennur route. Our persistent efforts resulted in the approval of a second entrance, efficiently connecting southern, eastern, and southeastern regions.
  • Reviving the Hennur Flyover: Responding to concerns raised by Resident Welfare Associations, intervened to revitalise the stalled Hennur Flyover project. Brought the matter to the attention of the Bangalore Development Minister, fast-tracking the completion of the flyover.
  • NIA and the US Consulate in Bengaluru: The Modi government’s establishment of the NIA in Bengaluru marks a significant milestone, with plans underway for the imminent inauguration of a US Consulate.

Bengaluru Smart City: Pioneering Urban Transformation

  • Population: Over 12 million
  • Challenges: Rapid urbanisation
  • Smart Cities Mission: Initiated by Modi government
  • Objective: Develop 100 smart cities
  • Role: Secured Bengaluru’s inclusion in second list of smart cities
  • Focus: Redevelopment of old city areas, implementation of smart governance systems
  • Goals: Improved infrastructure, higher quality of life
  • Fund: ₹1000 crore

These initiatives under the Bengaluru Smart City Mission aim to enhance urban living, promote sustainability, and foster inclusivity across various sectors:

1. Smart TenderSure Roads:

  • Designed for safety and comfort.
  • Features include wide sidewalks, segregated/shared bicycle tracks, and uniform travel lane width with on-street parking bays.
  • Integration of public transport and provision of utilities under the sidewalk.
  • Green buffers and landscape provisions along the carriage way.


2. KR Market Redevelopment Project:

  • Revamping the historic market with modern amenities.
  • Universal-friendly building, ample parking, lifts, toilet blocks, and organised vending plazas.


3. Integrated Mobility Hub and Junction Improvement at K R Market:

  • Enhancing connectivity and vibrancy with public toilets, play areas, and refuge areas.
  • Modernization of subways and bus stands for improved accessibility.


4. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium under the Green Building Concept:

  • Developing a green-certified annex building with advanced facilities.
  • Includes auditoriums, observatory telescope, and parking for 60 cars.


5. Shivaji Nagar Bus Terminal Development:

  • Improving the terminal with pedestrian safety measures, waiting lounge, and sanitised toilets.
  • Focus on multi-modal connectivity for seamless transportation.


6. Mini Auditorium at Women and Child Welfare Department:

  • Constructed to cater to special needs, with a seating capacity of 600.
  • Equipped with acoustic panelling, stage curtains, and lighting equipment.


7. Cubbon Park Development – Phase A & B:

  •  Upgrading footpaths, rejuvenating water bodies, and creating jogging and cycling tracks.
  •  Project also includes landscaping and rainwater conservation efforts.


8. Project Rashmi – Women’s Space at Workplace:

  •   Creating safe spaces for women with essential amenities.
  •   Initiatives implemented across various government offices.


9. Child-Friendly Day Care Centre:

  • Providing safe and sanitised spaces for children.
  • Equipped with kid-friendly furniture and play toys.


10. Medical Equipment for Government Hospitals:

  • Procuring essential medical equipment to improve healthcare infrastructure.
  • Ensuring prompt diagnostics and treatments at government hospitals.


11. Safe City Command Center (Nirbhaya Fund): Established a Safe City Command Center at Bengaluru’s Police Commissioner’s Office under the Modi Govt’s Nirbhaya Grant for enhanced safety measures with Rs 668 crore.


12. Bengaluru Smart City’s Cycle Track Development: Bengaluru Smart City Limited (BSCL) has commenced the development of 35 kilometers of roads within the Central Business District, integrating cycling tracks and smart footpaths for sustainable mobility. With a focus on non-motorized transit, a 35-kilometer cycle track between Silk Board and Lowry Junction is set to alleviate congestion and promote a cleaner urban environment, showcasing BSCL’s commitment to enhancing Bengaluru’s urban landscape.

Transformation of HAL

HAL has transformed into a formidable 1.35 lakh crore company under PM Modi’s leadership. The fact that its share prices have multiplied by five times since 2013 stands as a testament to its remarkable growth. In addition to expanding its global footprint-such as the recent opening of a regional marketing office in Malaysia-HAL is also in the process of setting up a business division to boost exports. HAL registered highest-ever revenue from operations of about Rs. 26,500 crore for the financial year 2022-23 and HAL’s order book stood at around Rs. 82,000 crore at the end of March 2023.

The transformation of HAL, which is known as the backbone of the Indian Air Force, is part of a broader plan — PM Modi government’s resolute push towards Aatmanirbharta in defence.

Public Health

  • Efforts in Response to COVID-19: Launched an all-in-one digital solution for COVID-19, enabling citizens to report symptoms, inquire about testing, request doctor assistance, and access urgent care.


  • More than 20,000 calls answered
  • 650 Hospital transfers
  • More than 48,000 Food Kits distributed
  • 5.5 Lakh meals distributed in association with Akshayapatra, Atria Foundation and other organizations.


  • COVID Vaccination Drive
  • Bengaluru Urban led the way in the Largest Vaccination Drive, achieving the quickest inoculation rate in record time. 
  • Number of vaccines administered in Bengaluru Urban: 33,57,440