Friday, July 30, 2004

IT honchos plead IT minister for help

IT honchos requested Dayanidhi Maran, IT and Telecom minister to help them with better infrastructure, on his visit to Bangalore.

IT minister gets taste of city's traffic jams

Vijay Times
Bangalore: On Thursday, Union IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran had lunch with Wipro group Chairman Azim Premji and tea with Infosys Chief Nandan M Nilekani. He also had his share of woes while commuting to the Electronics City to visit these firms as also Software Technology Park.
Talking to newsmen, he said in a lighter vein, ‘‘like Narayana Murthy and Premji, I was also caught in a traffic jam.’’
‘‘But this is a problem of any developing city. If you say that infrastructure is crumbling in Bangalore, it shows that the city is progressing. We will make sure that as a facilitator we will provide what the industry wants. The IT industry has grown to this level due to superior infrastructure provided by the state government. We have to make sure that it continues,’’ he added.
Praising the IT industry for putting Bangalore on the global map, he said ‘‘Bangalore’s success story should be replicated throughout the country.’’


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