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Indian IT Firms Drop Boycott, Support Bangalore IT.in
Decision Made after Government Assurances on Infrastructure
Sep. 23, 2005 01:00 AM
Indian IT heads withdrew their boycott of the State-Government run annual IT show, Bangalore IT.in scheduled to be held next month. The reason for the earlier boycott was growing agitation over infrastructure problems in Bangalore.
In a meeting held at the Chief Minister’s residence in Bangalore, the IT sector and the Government struck a truce. The meeting was initiated by Karnataka CM Dharam Singh in an attempt to placate the ruffled feathers of IT heads who were thoroughly agitated by the unending infrastructure problems faced by the state, causing huge impediments to their business.
Commenting on the decision to end the boycott, Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy said "there is no question of boycott of IT.in. The government is organising the event for the benefit of the industry."
The truce included setting up of a six-member review committee, with equal representation to the IT industry and the administration to periodically monitor the progress of infrastructure projects to be initiated by it.
Singh told reporters that the government has promised to upgrade the condition of ten arterial roads, construct 15 flyovers and slap an eight hour ban on truck movements to ease traffic congestion.