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Yesterday, a meeting was held between Karnataka government and IT companies with regards to the rain havoc caused at Mahadevpura zone in Vidhana Soudha.
Karnataka IT Minister, Dr C.N. Ashwath Narayan, assured the tech firms that a permanent solution to the hurdles caused due to the torrential rains will be proposed soon.
“A permanent solution to the inconveniences occuring in Mahadevpura zone will be found out by next year’s rainy season. The government will examine the implementation of the ‘Elcita’ model of system that is being put in place in the Electronic City in Mahadevapura zone. In addition to this, the K10 system will be implemented to ensure free flow of rainwater,” said Dr Narayan.
The minister also informed that this region would be provided with Cauvery drinking water supply through the fifth stage of its work.
Chairperson Senapathy Kris Gopalakrishnan, State IT vision Group, also said that the government would support the industry in resolving any problem they encounter in times of such crisis.
The entrepreneurs, responding to the IT minister’s appeal, expressed that their primary concern was to bring the losses endured by them to the notice of the government.
Representatives from big firms such as Goldman Sachs, Infosys, Wells Fargo, Wipro, Intel, Vmware, TCS, Accenture, Philips, were among the few companies that attended the meeting.
The ORCA Leadership Team along with members of NASSCOM also attended the general meeting. The government reassured that Outer Ring Road (ORR) Infrastructure challenges will be addressed with robust short-term, medium- and long-term plans.
A general agreement was made on the ORR stretch to be dealt with at high priority, for which the government has taken feedback provided in a positive manner.