According to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, construction on these six cities will begin within six months.
Karnataka: On November 16, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced the creation of a startup park near the Bengaluru airport at the Bengaluru Tech Summit. This park, he says, will be multi-modal, catering to startups from a variety of industries to propel them to the next level of growth.
According to him, the park will serve industries ranging from agritech to aviation technology. According to the Chief Minister, preparations for this park would be finalized over the next six months. “I believe the tech summit will benefit greatly from this,” he remarked.
The state government will also establish six new high-tech communities to “support the expansion of the state’s information and technology industries,” according to Bommai. Kalaburagi, Hubballi, Dharwad, Mangaluru, Mysuru, and Bengaluru will all have them.
He says these will be well-planned and high-tech, promoting information technology, biotechnology, and startups. The chief minister stated that construction on these six cities would begin within six months.
“We are creating six new cities in Karnataka as I dream of well-planned new high-tech towns,” Bommai explained.
The chief minister also stated that a knowledge, scientific, and tech city would be built near the Bengaluru airport. He claims that these will have the best research and development facilities and other industries.
Furthermore, Bommai asked the scientific community’s leaders to develop for the benefit of humanity.
He went on to say that innovations should be focused on conserving resources for the future.
With this year’s tech summit, state Information Technology and Biotechnology Minister Ashwathnarayan CN stated that the state intends to be the “top contributor to India’s five trillion dollar economy by 2025.”
“We will ensure that this goal is met via diversity, collaboration, and innovation,” he stated.
The 25th Bengaluru Tech Summit will witness the signing of nine Memorandums of Understanding (MoU). Over 575 exhibitors and startups from 16 Indian states are attending the summit.