Saturday, July 30, 2005

YAY: Bangalore city's infrastructure needs to be fulfilled soon

Bangalore city's infrastructure needs to be fulfilled soon

The Hindu

Dharam Singh says international airport, Metro Rail, flyovers will all be in place

BANGALORE: In yet another effort to dispel the public perception that the Government has neglected Bangalore city, the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, reiterated in the Legislative Assembly on Friday that several infrastructure projects, including the Bangalore International Airport, the Metro Rail and flyovers, would soon be in place.

Replying to the debate on the demands of various departments, Mr. Dharam Singh said he is aware of the growth of the city and initiated measures to meet the requirements.

Assuring that the problem of traffic congestion would be addressed, Mr. Dharam Singh promised to make Bangalore a hi-tech city.

Acknowledging the favourable impact of Information Technology and Biotechnology companies, Mr. Dharam Singh mentioned that 37 Presidents and Prime Ministers have visited the Infosys campus and that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has inquired about the progress on the international airport.

Golden jubilee

To celebrate in 2006 the golden jubilee of the formation of Karnataka, the State Government has earmarked Rs. 10 crores this year to commence preparations.

A number of programmes have been planned, he said and added that efforts are on to get Kannada the status of classical language.


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