Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Discriminatory policy of State Government

Aerospace park planned near Bangalore airport
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009
Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) has acquired land for the proposed 1,000-acre aerospace park to be developed near the international airport at Devanahalli in Bangalore. The park will include an aviation MRO-related activities (maintenance, repair, overhaul) and 250 acre of an export-oriented aerospace SEZ. The SEZ is to be developed by KIADB and is expected to become operational from June 2010.

The above piece of news was in highlights along the launch of India’s first Aerospace SEZ QUEST at Belgaum. There is a loud noise on decongestion of Bangalore, A government committee for regional imbalance, spreading evenly industries across the state. Then Why today such extra announcements? Why can’t an Government Aerospace Park shapes up near Belgaum ? Belagum can have Public sector players such as HAL and NAL. This is utter case of discrimination against Belgaum development rising to competition with in the state; I bet they will sell land at very cheaper rate to attract foreign establishment and the land would remain for long periods vacant, but QUEST is much organized so will thrive up and flourish better.
Belgaum best suits for MRO facilities, the government has already paid the farmers in Sambra and Balekundri for additional 370 acres of land acquired around airport the present Airport is on 450 acres of land, Why not develop MRO at Belgaum The MRO (Maintain Repair Overhaul) just need some additional ware housing some new siding bays and hangers along with additional taxi way. Belgaum Airport is situated out of city the place is already a semi sub urban part with cosmopolitan crowd of Defense establishment and being having good scope of Academic thrust of some new collages coming up in the area.
Present Belgaum Airport

It had happened in past with Belgaum a thriving hub of auto component sector and back bone for Pune auto ancillaries, till date haven’t got an automobile plant or industry though one got sanction was driven away by Greedy MP’s and MLA’s of Dharwad/Hubli what are we waiting for more projects to get eyewash and missed out or driven away.
This is how MRO would be based here

This is how it would look like
Now you all think over How should be the government Policies should be discriminatory like this or prove voice of equality towards the entire state, where are the people/Politicians /Think tanks who calls for fight on injustice to north Karnataka and are mum today, besides have forgotten the support garnered for SWR railway head quarter at Hubli. Is not Belgaum In North Karnataka didn’t we fight then for this cause, though pity we still have not got Dharwad Belgaum rail line and trains to capital city of Bangalore, and Bangalore Mysore line is taken up for doubling.
My anguish is over this attitude of government towards Belgaumites as second class citizen and time has come to ask them to stop this Let me see after reading this, How many voices will be rising , and more importantly Who will hear it, will it go through MPs MLA and Official dignitaries of Belgaum .
Make a difference for living in this society (though bounded by Linguistic territorial boundaries) We do are much dignified, cannot be ignored!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quest Belgaum and Sambra Airport

QUEST Belgaum Launch Thumps UP ,but Down with Short sighted Belgaum MP’s MLA and the government

It was real good news for Belgaum on Quest launch with headlines in leading news papers, opening window of opportunity for future development of this place, but there are few every opening facts which I believe must shown to the world .

The good thing

1) Quest I going to create 7000 jobs in near future at Belgaum
2) New MNC SABCA Belgium, FARIAN France and Magellan (In fact Magellan is already had started the establishment,
3) Restoration of Air service in next three months

The third point I have some reservation about load factor , it is true we had no much load factor on Bangalore sector but there was enough manageable load on Mumabi Belgaum sector, but still why did government curtailed services and forced to keep Bangalore Belgaum sector open. Why did Belgaum doesn’t get a cross sector flight as that of Hubli , such as Bangalore Mumbai via Belgaum sector, with these kind of load factor shared the airline doest loose income, why two yard sticks for Belgaum and Hubli, my assessment for last four years is Belgaum Mumbai sector load factor was 87% so how can this be low pax sector. Why is state government is more interested in keeping a via Air service in Hubli and not in Belgaum.

The short sightedness of MP’s MLA of Belgaum and state government, on Such a big launch event none of them thought of potential of Belgaum to be one f the MRO (Maintenance Repair Overhauling) base in future, they can still justify the acquiring of 350 acre of land for Airport expansion,

The bad one
Some facts on Belgaum Airport on land acquisition

Some comments from belgaumite called Jagidsh Sheety ( or may be Jagdish setter) (Who this person I don’t know an what he know but the local topography and people) is being lot published on “Why govt acquired fertile land”, let me tell you about this so called place Sambra Airport Area , the farmers are already being selling land to private developers on higher cost (the recent one being Mantri developers) so when it comes to giving to government they start knowing about its fertility , I myself owe three plots on such so called fertile land till date in Balemkundri Pant nagar and Sambra , and out of which I have already constructed a house as well, The factor here is not at all about fertility or loss of livelihood , most of these farmers have very small land holding average of 3 acres per family individual, and selling land for plot development is big bucks then acquiring from government on fixed rate, so the matter is finally about greed .

Some light on Naval Stock and base repair depot , it is much genuine if defense establishment acquire these land , why should on have objection on country security.

Well I just share my thoughts otherwise I still see a ray of growth no matter what the farmers fight for or the politicians fix the rates or private developers vow these village folks with greed lurking out of their mouth,

A developed Belgaum is my entire dream