Rain Havoc: Karnataka govt to hold meeting with big Techs

BANGALORE: Following the unprecedented that rainfall exposed the limitations of infrastructure in Bangalore, particularly in the regions that house the Information Technology enterprises, the state government will be holding a meeting with the heads and representatives of the IT companies on Wednesday evening.

The meeting is scheduled at 5 pm, reads the official communication from the state Ministry of Electronics Information Technology Biotechnology and Science & Technology. Tech business executives are invited to participate and air their complaints, said the state minister Ashwanth Narayan. The leaders and executives of tech firms like Infosys, Wipro, Emphasis, Goldman Sachs, Intel, TCS, Philips, Sonata, and others have also confirmed their participation, he said.

The meeting, which is being held in the Vidhana Soudha conference room, will be presided over by Narayan. "In the meeting, we will hear about the problems faced by representatives of tech firms. The handling of crisis circumstances will be covered in a PPT presentation by the BBMP Commissioner. Sincere efforts are being made by the government to address the problem, "He said.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), and Bangalore Police Commissioner would all be present at the meeting.

As the water levels on the section of Sarjapur Road in Bangalore have decreased, authorities have breathed a sigh of relief. According to the police, it is safe to drive to Central Silk Board Junction and HSR Layout. Encroachments would be eliminated ruthlessly, said the Minister of Revenue R. Ashok. In Mahadevapura, 175 encroachments have been found by BBMP. The operation  to clear encroachments has started by the authorities.

Due to ongoing water logging, the HAL traffic police in Bangalore have issued a traffic advisory telling drivers to stay away from Eco World. 

The Outer Ring Road Company Association (ORRCA) in Bangalore informed Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in a letter that IT companies on the Outer Ring Road had lost Rs 225 crore as a result of floods after a particularly severe downpour. The letter drew attention to the inadequate infrastructure between the Central Silk Board and the K.R.

Puram corridor, which provides a living for 500,000 software professionals and an additional million people. The letter also included a warning that if the situation persists, the IT companies will look for alternate locations.

According to Ashwathnarayan, Minister of Higher Education, Information Technology and Business, Science and Technology, as well as Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood, "Bangalore has recently seen unprecedented rains. The BS Bommai-led administration is keeping a close eye on the situation and making every effort to find a quick solution. A thriving city that has been expanding for years will inevitably experience infrastructure problems." "Our government and the sector have been working closely together. Now, we also practise it.

I have scheduled a meeting and will shortly speak with top business executives and members of the industry. We'll cooperate to come up with a solution. CM Basavaraj Bommai has demonstrated a serious and intense interest in finding a swift solution to the issues" he said. "We are committed to resolving the concerns, We have organised a conference with all parties, including the industry." he said.

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