North Gazette New/Bengaluru
Deccan Airways on Friday offered to start tart multiple fights to Shimla, Kullu and Dharamsala and Kangra from Delhi and Chandigarh and vice-versa.
In an interaction with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at Bengaluru today, Deccan Airways’ chairman
and MD Capt Gopinath offered to start multiple fights to Himachal.
Deccan Airways MD offered to start three flights per day to Shimla from Delhi and as many as two flights from Chandigarh to Kullu. Gopinath assured that after the necessary clearance, he can start the services within a month to which the state government agreed in principle.
Singh evinced keen interest in the offer and asked Deccan Airways to submit a proposal in this regard soon. “The government will examine the proposal and is also interested to enhance air connectivity in the state,” Singh said.
This follows the holding of investors meet with big business houses to promote tourism in the state in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as an Institutional Partner in a bid to promote HP as a favoured destination for investment in Himachal Pradesh.
“We want to develop an IT park in Himachal Pradesh and the exercise on it will be soon started on reaching Shimla,” the Chief Minister said, while interacting with the entrepreneurs keen to invest in IT sector.
‘TVS’ motor company limited committed to open engine manufacturing plant in larger scale and expand the Unit. The representative of TVS, who called upon the Chief Minister sought expansion and additional investment in the state. They expressed their happiness with the co-operation they were getting from the Himachal government and committed to invest Rs 300 crore more.
They assured to open engine manufacturing plant of TVS scooties in larger scale. The TVS also committed to start social welfare activities under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Chief Minister assured all possible co-operation to them in their initiative.
Sudhakarpal, the Chairman and Managing Director of ‘Kurlon’ want to launch both the warm and cold mattresses and planning to come over to Himachal with an investment of more than 250 crore or partner with entrepreneurs to give strength to them and to the company. The challenge before us now was to catch upon Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand. He assured to look into the possibilities of investing in education sector.
Vikram Kirloskar, Vice-Chairman from Toyota finds Himachal a perfect destination for investment and Showed keen interest in investing in HP..
Other investors included Wipro Consumer care and lighting plant and sought expansion and investing more tha 500 crore as per future expansion plans in Happy and thanked the Chief Minister for fulfilling his commitments and extending assistance for their unit in the state.
The Chief Minister invited the Wipro to invest in the IT sector for which they assured to place their proposal.
Mr Ram Prasad, Director Inverbras Electricals Pvt limited and from Nurpur in Himachal Pradesh, who was in the business of manufacturing ‘switch-over-switches’ for defence and Navy Ships intends to start its business in the State. Industries Minister proposed to start initially from Kandrori in Kangra which was being coming up as a base for entrepreneurs. The Government will appreciate the move as such and invited the proposal.
The representatives of Volvo India ltd also show keen interest besides the representatives from Dell Computers. The Chief Minister urged the Dell authorities to invest in IT sector in Himachal Pradesh and the Government will provide all possible help for setting up IT parks.
The one to one meet was quite convincing and appreciable as the many cases future expansion and new proposals were agreed in principle.
The Himachalis staying in Bengaluru also called upon the Chief Minister and urged him to take up the matter of land with the Karnataka Government and they will themselves construct the Himachal Bhawan in Bengaluru for Himachalis visiting the state.