Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor to be extended to Kochi
The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
A meeting of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with home ministers of south India has decided to extend the industrial corridor planned for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to Kochi.
The state government will also be provided more resources to deal with Maoist menace. States would also exchange information to counter Maoist activities.
The meeting also decided to request more financial aid from the railways to extend the high speed rail corridor to Udupi. The meeting, convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was attended by officials from Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka, Puducherry and Telengana. CM Pinarayi Vijayan Vijayan was the vice-chair of the meeting.
The next meeting is to be held in Bangalore.
The long-term vision of the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) is to develop itself as a globally competitive manufacturing hub that promotes sustainable development by creating at least 22 million additional jobs in the next 20 years.