Governor bets big on aviation, metro

BANGALORE: Governor H R Bharadwaj, in his address to the joint Legislature session here on Monday, said that post expansion of Bangalore International Airport (BIA), it will be able to handle

Published: 31st January 2012 05:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:25 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Governor H R Bharadwaj, in his address to the joint Legislature session here on Monday, said that post expansion of Bangalore International Airport (BIA), it will be able to handle 17.5 million passengers per annum. He added that among minor airports, the ones in Gulbarga and Shimoga are expected to be operational by July 2012. Encouraged by the successful Global Investors Meet held in 2010, the state government planns to hold the next GIM in Bangalore on June 7 and 8, 2012. The aim is to generate a million jobs by attracting large scale investment across various sectors and to improve the state’s GDP. He touched upon the various measures to promote skill training and employment generation, such as the two multi-skill development centres, one each in Bangalore and Gulbarga, which were established with German support.

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