Park in Doddaballapur
cheer in the new year is karnataka's garment industry. about 30 km from the city,
between Yelahanka and Doddaballapur, work is under way to establish a Rs 33-crore
Apparel Park. More than half of the cost of Apparel Park project will be borne
by the Centre. The Karnataka Government and other investors will contribute the
rest. To push the sector further, the state is working overnight to put in place
an Apparel Exports Policy. It is expected that Apparel Parks will generate huge
employment for the weaker sections and semi-skilled workers in the city where
there are about 1,500 garment units of different sizes. Moreover, garments are
among the top three commodities/ services exported from the state. The entire
project is expected to be completed in the next 12 months with 108 integrated
garment manufacturing units -- each of them having at least 400 sewing machines
and over 50,000 people are expected to be employed by the industries coming up
in the park. The director-general of the national institute of fashion technology
has indicated that they would be keen to establish a cell within the park to provide
technological inputs to the units, operate a design studio and provide training
to managerial personnel of the industries. In addition, apparel leather techniques
(alt), located on Sarjapur Road, which provides training to the industry workforce,
is interested in establishing a training institute, if land is made available
at a nominal rate. This park will be of international standard, as some of India's
largest Apparel exporters are from Bangalore and most International brands like
Nike, Reebok, Levis, Gap etc source their apparel from here. Garment exports from
the state are at Rs 3,000 crore. thanks to the establishment of this park, in
the next five years it will grow up to Rs 10,000 crore. While the IT industry
employs only technically sound white-collared workers, Biotech is not labour-intensive.
Under the circumstances, it is karnataka's apparel sector -- employing around
3 lakh women -- which will help alleviate unemployment. One of the highlights
of the park will be a dormitory-type working women's hostel to accommodate 500
women. the good news is that most countries want to shift their manufacturing
base to Bangalore. Korea, Japan and Italy are finding it uneconomical to manage
their domestic garment industry due to high labour costs and Bangalore is likely
to seize that opportunity.
State Government, close on the heels of the assurances made to the information
technology (IT) sector nearly two months ago, has set the ball rolling for forming
a High-Tech city exclusively for the IT and Biotechnology (BT) sectors on the
outskirts of Bangalore. It is said that the high-tech city, which will be the
first of its kind in the country, will have several facilities including those
for water treatment and disposal of solid waste and sewage.
is understood that the plans for establishing the high-tech city were ready, and
the novel proposal was awaiting Cabinet approval. The implementation of the project
was expected to begin in about a month, and the high-tech city would be ready
in about six months. The project would be executed by the Bangalore Development
Authority on a no-profit, no-loss basis.
is learnt that the high-tech city will not only provide land for IT and BT firms
but also adequate space for residential accommodation for their employees. Shopping
complexes and facilities for entertainment will be built in the city.
six-lane expressway, connecting the Bangalore airport with the Electronics City
on Hosur Road, will be constructed to reduce the travel time from two hours to
20 minutes. IT professionals and clientele of IT firms will not have to go to
Bangalore downtown on arrival at the airport. The high-tech city would be located
on either side of the expressway, between the Belandur area (periphery of Marathahalli)
and the Electronics City, and would be spread over 1,070 acres of land. The cost
of the project had been estimated at Rs. 400 crores.
BDA would invite applications from IT and BT firms, and they would have to specify
their land requirement soon after the commencement of the project. The applications
would be processed to ensure that the land sought matched their requirements.
IT firms would be allotted land for setting up units and provide residential accommodation
for their employees. While 1,070 acres of land had been earmarked for the high-tech
city at present, there was scope for expansion. The coming up of the high-tech
city was expected to considerably ease the pressure for accommodation in some
southern parts of Bangalore. As known to thw world, Bangalore is home to more
than 1,400 global and domestic information technology firms.
appears that the ball has started rolling faster than expected. A subsidiary of
South Korea's LG Group announced the launch of a fully-owned unit in India's high-tech
capital Bangalore to offer software services for companies overseas.
Jung, president and chief executive officer of LG GNS Global, said its Indian
unit would offer specialised services such as software application development
and systems integration for global firms. He said the company will invest some
two million dollars in the first development phase and recruit 130 people.
Healthcare Task Force of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in partnership
with corporate companies and utility providers, is planning to come out with a
joint action plan to improve infrastructure facilities in Bangalore.A
comprehensive plan isl being chalked out identifying priorities for the development
of infrastructure. The aim is to improve the standard of living in Bangalore by
promoting public private partnership, on the lines of Bangalore Agenda Task Force
plan is to take up development in broad categories: Emergency Management System,
Disaster Management System and Infrastructure Development. Under Emergency Management
System, a common platform of the city-based hospitals, both government and private
hospitals, will be set up, wherein patients will get a quick and quality
service. To begin with priority will be given for accident care, heart attack,
stroke and unscheduled delivery, he explained. Similarly, an efficient disaster
management system will be put in place to meet with any exigency caused by both
natural and man-made disasters.
multiplex theatres, large corporate houses and amusement parks cropping up, there
is an urgent need for an efficient disaster management system for Bangalore, it
was observed. Besides, the Task Force is planning to join hands with Bangalore
Mahanagara Palike (BMP), Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and other utility
is well known that Bangalore is the most sought after city in India, it has outgrown
the expectation & imagination of its erstwhile planners with regard to Housing
and incurred upon itself a plethora of problems.
the previous five-year plans of the Governments, Housing as a basic need, was
not given the required priority needed for a fast growing city like Bangalore..
It was the seventh five year plan that took the first step in this direction by
promoting housing finance. Both the KHB and BDA have not gone far in achieving
a viable solution to the surmounting housing crisis. and as such, once calm and
serene locates have metamorphosised into noisy polluted zones.
Bangalore witnessing an IT boom in the last decade and with numerous MNC's setting
base in the megalopolis, the craze for housing continues with speculating real
estate prices and prices of apartments, sites sky rocketing. Bangalore being initially
planned for radial development has few concentrated zones with all the hustle-bustle
being restricted only to them in close scrutiny, it is observed that areas such
as Yelhanka, Sarjapura, Jayanagar, Whitefield etc., have potentialities of satellite
Bangalore continues to greet its visitors with salubrious climate, cosmopolitan
lifestyles, bush greenery and a terrific blend of traditional and modern architecture,
the need for Housing continues at an even greater pace.
assit our visitors with more information on Property Developers we have provided
the links to their websites below, including Foreign players and Multinational
consultants in the Real Estate playground.
B Richard Ellis
M C Constructions
R Housing Developers Ltd
Bangalore being included with the three most sought after cities of the world
and being referred as London, Paris, New York and Bangalore.....Wow cant' wait
that to happen !