Got some SKIL ?

Is that the question state government is asking these days for infrastructure projects coming up on Bangalore’s periphery!? Consider these. We have heard so much about SKIL Infrastructure getting Nandagudi SEZ approved. Next, newspaper reports suggest the same firm is pushing for 3 more similar projects:

” While for the Solur SEZ (Bangalore Rural district), the company has sought 7,287 acres, and for Ramanagaram, it will require 4,013 acres. SKIL has also sought 4,182 acres at different places around Bangalore to develop 188 km of an intermediate ring road.”

And now, a consortium called GIC, which includes SKIL, is asking to take over BMIC project. When a single entity gets so much prominence so quickly, questions come naturally. They can’t be the only infrastructure builder willing to bet on Bangalore growth story, can they?

At this rate, how about we predict two more headlines:
– SKIL bags contract to build BIAL airport expressway
– SKIL announces plans to take over BMRDA

Okay, I went overboard with the second one there. But when our state government itself is directly planning all peripheral development work for Bangalore, I wonder how relevant BMRDA is.

[Disclaimer: Only raising a question here. I have no more information over what has appeared in newspapers. It is more than likely that all of this is squeaky clean. But it is our right to expect and demand more transparency]

3 Comments so far

  1. Nisho (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

    Hey, saw your blog published in Bangalore Mirror. Congrats!


  2. silkboard (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    oh thanks Nisho. Which one did they publish – this SKIL one is it? I didn’t get to see it myself.


  3. Nisho (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

    yeah, the SKIL one.. sometime last week.. they’ve been publishing posts from Metblogs regularly… yesterday I saw one of Ravi’s in Bangalore Mirror.



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