Bangalore: State IT Minister Calls Meeting With Several Software Vendors Today


IT and BT Minister CN Aswathanarayana called a meeting with the representatives of the heads of several software companies at 5 p.m. today, September 7, to discuss the problems created in the city due to unprecedented rain.

He informed ANI that heads or representatives of companies like Infosys, Wipro, Mphasis, Nasscom, Goldman Sachs, Intel, TCS, Philips, Sonata Software and other companies would attend the meeting.

The Chief Secretary to the State Government, Chief Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Authority officials, Urban Development Department officials and the City Commissioner of Police will also attend. to this meeting to be held in the Vidhansouda conference room.

Participants will discuss the issues they face in the meeting. In addition, the Commissioner General of the BBMP will present a PPT on the problems of the city.

The state minister said the state government is sincerely trying to solve the problems faced by the businesses.

As Bengaluru continues to witness severe waterlogging due to heavy downpours, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been deployed to rescue people from a flooded residential society in the town.

Residents of Bengaluru continued to bear the brunt of severe waterlogging as water has yet to recede from roads and lanes after the downpour. Many parts of the state are experiencing flood-like situations due to heavy rains.

As Bengaluru reeled from severe waterlogging due to incessant heavy rains on Monday, many IT professionals in India’s Silicon Valley resorted to tractors to get to work. Yemalur, which is close to HAL airport, was submerged in water.

Business operations on the Key City Ring Road (ORR), an area where major international companies such as Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley have offices, have been affected. It has also caused tens of millions of lost productivity at the local level, Bloomberg reported citing an industry group.

Poor infrastructure in the city’s Tech Corridor “reduces business efficiency and productivity and puts the safety and well-being of employees at risk,” members of the Outer Ring Road Companies’ Association, which includes Wall Street banks and global tech giants, The floods caused a five-hour traffic jam where workers were stranded, resulting in a loss of around $30 million, the group said in the letter. had to trigger emergency cases. continuity plans, allowing work from home or transferring critical work to sites outside Bangalore, causing reputational damage and economic loss, the group said.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday blamed the state’s previous Congress government for the current situation in the city.

Speaking to reporters, Bommai said, “Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, has received unprecedented rains. This type of rain has not come in the past 90 years. All the reservoirs are full and they are overflowing. It’s raining continuously. Even today it’s raining.”

He said: “It happened because of the misadministration and the totally unplanned administration of the previous Congress government. It was the result of the mis administration of the Congress government. They never thought to maintain the lakes. They gave permission right, left and center of the lakes and buffer zone.”

“The Chief Minister said that the administration was working around the clock to solve the problem of congestion in the city. He said that control rooms had been set up to solve the problems.

Earlier in July, Karnataka suffered heavy flooding due to rains, after which rescue missions and relief works had to be carried out. Chief Minister Bommai also had to seek financial assistance from the Center.

(With ANI entries)

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