Friday, November 24, 2006

Proposal for elevated expressways sent to NHAI

Proposal for elevated expressways sent to NHAI
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said that the State Government had sent a proposal to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for constructing elevated expressways from Hoskote, Kengeri and Nelamangal to upcoming Devanahalli International Airport.

Speaking in a function organised to launch the ‘Suvarna Kayaka’ (vocational training) programme at the Palace Grounds, Kumaraswamy said that he had spoken to Union Surface Transport Minister H K Muniyappa with regard to the construction of elevated expressways and hoped that soon the NHAI would take up the work.

Stating that the government was ready to extend support to the development of industries in the state, he sought the private partnership in the creation of the ‘Greater Bangalore’.

He also demanded the industries to provide prominence in jobs to the Kannadigas. ‘‘It is the moral responsibility and the duty of the industries to provide jobs to the local people,’’ he said adding that there was no dearth of talent in Kannadigas.

The Chief Minister also announced that the government would set up ‘Kayaka Nagar’ in Ramdurga (Belgaum), Nargund (Dharwad) and Huvinahadagali (Bellary) which would have necessary infrastructure for the development of small scale industries.

Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said that the State Government would change the entire scenario of the state with regard to the development. A memorandum of understanding had been signed between the government and Confederation of Indian Industries, the Karnataka Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce for the implementation of the scheme.


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