Thursday, December 23, 2004

BDA paves the road to Tech City

BDA paves the road to Tech City

Set to come up on 1,230 acre, the project will have a residential complex, five star hotel, helipad international school, railway station and much more.

Deccan Herald

The proposed High-Tech City and Corridor Project near Sarjapur is all set to become reality. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will soon invite tenders for awarding work to construct the road linking Sarjapur to Airport Road and Electronic City.

The BDA intends to invest Rs 490 crore to establish the Tech City and the link road. The tenders will be called on December 27 and tender forms will be issued online from January 4, 2005.

The Tech City, exclusively for Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology Industries’ (BT), set to come up on 1,230 acre, beginning second phase of Electronic City up to Ring Road, will provide an approach from Outer Ring Road at the Bellandur junction up to Electronic City at Hosur Road junction and will have a six lane bi-directional carriage way.


Masterminded by the BDA six months ago, the Tech City is meant to meet the requirements of the IT industry. Speaking to Deccan Herald on Wednesday BDA Commissioner M N Vidyashankar said, “The IT units will come up on either side of the Express Highway Corridor Road. The two stainless steel mobile bridges, the first of its kind in the country, will come up on the two tanks-Kaigondanahalli Tank I and Tank II,” said Mr Vidyashankar and added that, “We propose to desilt and maintain the water bodies in original health.”

About the high-tech city, Mr Vidyashankar said a residential complex — a mixed land which can either be used as an IT shop floor or a residential complex — will be built. The other features of the City include — a five star hotel, helipad international school, railway station, bus terminal, restaurants and a shopping complex. “There will also be a comprehensive water supply system, an underground drainage system and an independent tertiary treatment plant to take care of non-potable water,” said Mr Vidyashankar.

According to the press release, “Of the total land, 222 acres is government land and the rest will be acquired from private and agricultural lands.” The release also states that, the land is proposed to be sold in large chunks of 10,15, 25 and 50 acres up to a maximum of 100 acres through a bidding process, to large and medium industry players of IT and BT.

“While, only a part of the land will be on bidding, the other part will be as per the clearance accorded by the single window agency and high level committee,” said Mr Vidyashankar. The project is scheduled to be completed six months after the issue of work order.


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