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Karnataka clears Rs1,506 crore water pipeline project

The State High Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC), chaired by the chief minister, cleared a Rs 4,795 crore mega integrated tech park project of GM Infinite Dwelling India Private Limited.

Published: 20th April 2017 10:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2017 10:23 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: As it gears up for next year's Assembly elections, the Siddaramaiah government is on a mega investment spree. A day after laying the foundation for a Rs1,506-crore piped water project for 110 villages, the Chief Minister has given the nod to over Rs 8,700 crore worth of investments in the state.

The State High Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC), chaired by the chief minister, cleared a Rs 4,795 crore mega integrated tech park project of GM Infinite Dwelling India Private Limited. The project will be developed on a 73-acre plot at Doddakennalli village in East Bengaluru taluk. It includes an integrated township with tech park, shopping mall, hospitals, residential apartments and clubs. The integrated township is expected to create employment opportunities for 2,300 people, Minister for Industries and Commerce RV Deshpande said on Thursday.

The committee also cleared a Rs 559-crore investment proposal of Centurion Software Solutions Pvt Ltd for their expansion project at Doddanekkundi Industrial Area in Bengaluru.

A proposal from Manjunatha Education Foundation Trust for setting up a medical college, hospital and research centre in a 40-acre plot in Hassan with an investment of Rs 515 crore was also approved.
The expansion project of Mukund Steel in Koppal district to increase its production capacity from 0.41 million tonnes per annum to 1.11 million tonnes with an investment of Rs 2,892 crore was also cleared. It has the potential to generate 720 new jobs.

Here are some of the project details

Dam tourism at Kabini, Hidkal

The Water Resources department's proposal to develop dam sites as attractive tourism destinations received a boost with the SHLCC approving the project and inviting private participants to implement it under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Kabini, Gorur, Hidkal and Bhadra dam sites have been selected in the first phase of the proposed project where water sports, musical fountains, food courts and other recreation facilities would be created to develop them as tourist destinations, Deshpande said.

Boost for 3 airports

State government on Thursday signed an MoU with Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India to improve air services to Mysuru, Bidar and Ballari airports under the Centre's Regional Connectivity Scheme, popularly known as UDAN.



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