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International Airport project to be completed as per schedule

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, June 16 (UNI) Bangalore International Airport Limited Chief Executive Officer Albert Brunner today assured that the much-awaited airport project, coming up at Devenahalli, about 35 km from here, will be completed as per schedule by 2008.

Speaking at a Round Table on Bangalore's Infrastructure, organised by Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce (BCIC) here, he said that the works on the project, which began in July last year, was going on in full swing and would be completed on time.

About the grouse over poor infrastructure in the city, Mr Brunner said a long-term vision was needed for improving the facilities.

Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda, in his address, said the BDA would come out with a Master Plan in September-October for overall development of the city and it would act as a Road Map for its growth.

It was also proposed to develop Tree Parks on the outer ring road to reduce pollution caused by heavy vehicular movement in the city.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Managing Director M R Sreenivasamurthy said resource was the main crunch in improving the public transport system in the city. It was proposed to added 1,000 buses every year to the existing fleet of 4000.

Bangalore Mahanagar Palike Commissioner K Jayaraj said as a short term measure, it was proposed to develop 'Monsoon Proof' areas and based on last year's experience, 30 vulnerable areas had been identified and steps were taken to ensure free-flow of flood waters.


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