Karnataka seeks FM nod for Metro link to Electronic City
Infosys executive co-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan, Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Manipal Global Education head T V Mohandas Pai were among the industry leaders who met the finance minister.
Chidambaram said the meeting was on the second phase of the metro project. Industry sources said the meeting was to ‘impress upon him the need for early approval’ of an 18.82-km-long new line for the metro to service Electronic City.
The new East-West line, R V Road-Bommasandra line costs about Rs 5,744 crore. The overall project cost of
Rs 26,405 crore has been approved by a high-power committee and the Karnataka government and now awaits Finance Ministry nod.