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Bangalore's woes, Murthy's cure

July 27, 2004 12:33 IST

Infosys chief N R Narayana MurthyInfosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy on Monday asserted that the government could resolve the infrastructure problems plaguing Bangalore, India's high-tech city, with partnership from the industry.

"There is no need to get agitated. I am confident that all problems could be solved through discussions. Industry and government can work for a better Bangalore," he told reporters after he addressed legislators in the Vidhana Soudha.

Wipro threatens to quit Bangalore

Murthy's comments comes in the wake of rival Wipro Chairman Azim Premji's hint last week that Wipro was looking out of its home base to other regions in the country for expanding its operations and cited bad infrastructure in the city as one of the reasons.

Bangalore, one of the fastest growing in the country following its emergence as the investment destination for high tech enterprises, is struggling to cope with the rapid growth.

Murthy admitted that the city's roads and traffic were bad and needed to be addressed soon.

"A couple of years ago, it took three hours to reach the Electronic City from the city. Then, the government and industry solved the problem," he said.

Stating that there had been no flight of capital from the city due to the infrastructure hurdles, Murthy said the government should specify what the industry should do and Infosys would be the first to play a part in improving the infrastructure.

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Sub: Salute to Murthy's cure

We actually salute to murthy's cure rather than threatening Bangalore. Let's make a hands on to Mr. Murthy's cure. But decisions will not cure the ...

Posted by Logachandran J

Sub: Reverse Engg

India demonstrates a classic case of reverse engg. After 55 years of independence some prime minister thinks that finally the country needs " GOOD " ...

Posted by Srinath

Sub: Infrastructure facilities are like nerves in human body

Bangalore is the nerve centr of technological innovation in India.Bangalore was compared to US cities too recently by a person none other than contesting Presidential ...

Posted by sahana joshi

Sub: Bangalore's woes, Murthy's cure

It is a clear sign of Bangalore can not take any more of it. Better these industries quit Bangalore, move somewhere else. Let other places ...

Posted by Nakul


I really wish, for the sake of Bangaloreans, Murthy is right. The problems can be solved, but not through discussions, but actions. Government spelling out ...

Posted by J.N. Kini


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