September 23, 2023


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Large scale ministry pitches for KGF industrial corridor

Bengaluru, May 31: MB Patil, Minister for large & medium industries sought the national industrial corridor Apex body to consider establishing an industrial corridor in KGF.

He spoke via conference while he attended the meeting of the Apex Monitoring Authority of National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) chaired by Nirmala Sitaraman, Union finance minister held in New Delhi.

Patil informed the meeting that 3600 acres of land which belongs to BEML in KGF can be made used for the purpose. He opined that if this project becomes a reality it would become one of the prominent industrial hubs on the Bengaluru-Chennai industrial corridor and create a lot of job opportunities. He added that the proposal regarding the project would be submitted to the Apex body soon.

The proposal made by Patil witnessed a positive response in the meeting. Union ministers who were present asked Patil to submit the proposal with details.

About Chennai- Bengaluru industrial corridor (CBIC) Tumakuru node, Patil informed that the work for the development of Phase-A in 1736 acres has been entrusted to L&T at a contract price of Rs.948 crores.

Referring to Bengaluru-Mumbai industrial corridor (BMIC) Dharwad node, he told that the preliminary notification has been issued for 6042 acres and a proposal has been submitted to the Govt. to issue a final notification for 2000 acres. He added that the Master Plan for the entire 6042 acres is under process.

Patil also said that the government would give priority to resolving issues related to land acquisition concerning the above projects.

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, Sarbananda Sonowal, union minister for ports, chief ministers and industry ministers of various states were present. S Selva Kumar, principal secretary, department of Industries, GoK, Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Industries, GoK and other higher officials of the state virtually attended the meeting.

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