Wednesday, September 26, 2007

None can touch BMIC: Kheny

None can touch BMIC: Kheny

Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: “The Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor [BMIC] will be developed by Ashok Kheny. Nobody can touch it,” said Managing Director of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) Ashok Kheny.

Mr. Kheny, who criticised former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda here on Tuesday for placing hurdles in the path of the project, told presspersons that the project would benefit millions of people.

He said the Supreme Court on October 5 was scheduled to hear his application with regard to the Karnataka Government’s recent Cabinet decision to not only stop executing sale deeds of land in favour of NICE, but also to invite global bids for completing the remainder of the project as per a proposal given by Global Infrastructure Consortium (GIC).

Mr. Kheny said he was confident of securing a favourable ruling from the Supreme Court.

According to Mr. Kheny, the Cabinet decision amounted to contempt of Supreme Court as well as the Karnataka High Court.

A contempt petition filed by him in this regard would come up for hearing on October 5, which was also his birthday. “I am confident that I will get a good birthday gift,” he said.

Mr. Kheny accused Mr. Deve Gowda of promoting GIC that had “falsified” its addresses in Bangalore and Mumbai.

The partners mentioned in the GIC consortium such as New York Life and Indus Capital had distanced themselves from it.

Mr. Kheny said Karnataka would take at least 20 years to overcome the adverse impact of Mr. Gowda’s actions.


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