Saturday, February 25, 2006

Govt to work with industry for better infrastructure

Govt to work with industry for better infrastructure
Business Standard

After coming under fire over infrastructure woes in the city, Karnataka government on Friday said that it will work along with the IT and BT sectors in Bangalore to provide the infrastructure required for the development of these industries.

The government was acutely aware of the need to improve and upgrade infrastructure in and around Bangalore, governor T N Chaturvedi said in his address to the joint session of the state legislature.

Promising to resolve all infrastructure problems in a fixed and limited time frame, he said, “It is the firm resolve of the government to ensure that Bangalore’s unique position as a prime destination for investors is maintained.”

Flyovers under construction in Bangalore shall be completed ahead of schedule and roads damaged by rains repaired in the next two months, Chaturvedi told the House.

Additionally, 1,000 kms of roads in Bangalore will be asphalted in the next 15 months, he said.

Chaturvedi said that all efforts will be made for the speedy completion of the Bangalore International Airport.

Apart from metro project which awaited a final approval from the Centre, the government proposed to introduce other mass rapid transport systems in areas not covered by the metro, indicating that mono rail was also under consideration.

The state will endeavour to promote investments in specific sectors where it has core competence like engineering, automobile, food processing, apparel and textiles, oil refining and petrochemicals, electronics, steel and cement, pharmaceuticals, IT and BT and infrastructure, he said.


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