Narayana Murthy seeks airport near Bangalore’s electronic city

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BANGALORE: Infosys executive chairman NR Narayana Murthy has pitched for a small airport near Electronics City, the biggest hub of Bangalore’s IT industry that houses the main Infosys campus, as he called for improving the infrastructure facilities in Karnataka.

“We are not asking for anything extraordinary. We are asking for reasonably good roads, electricity, water, clean air and some English schools. We need reasonable connectivity to the airport. Ideally, we would like a small airport near Electronics City,” Murthy said at a Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce event here last night.

While putting forward industries wish list to the state government he also said the software sector has made big contribution towards the economy of the state.

“Ours is an industry that contributes about 25 per cent of the state’s GDP ( Gross Domestic Product),has created half a million jobs with an average monthly salary of Rs 50,000 and 1.5 million jobs in the secondary and tertiary sectors of the economy. It earns net foreign exchange of Rs 55,000 crore a year and has a capital output ratio of 1:5,” he said.

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