Murthy noted that the state had done a commendable job in the IT industry

Murthy Premji urge govt to improve Bengaluru infrastructure to attract young techies
news Infrastructure Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 10:41

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and Wipro chairman Azim Premji on Wednesday asserted that Karnataka needs good infrastructure if it wants to attract young techies to start their career in the state.

They were speaking at the Global Investors Meet 2016.

Narayana Murthy said, “My request to the state chief minister (Siddaramaiah) and industries minister (R.V. Deshpande) is to help us make Bengaluru more livable for all, especially youngsters by improving its infrastructure and quality of life.”

 Premji said that Wipro Ltd plans to add 25,000 IT jobs in the state. “We will add 25,000 more IT jobs in Karnataka where we already employ over 55,000 people and are expanding each of our business,” Premji said.

 “I hope Karnataka continues to invest in infrastructure to be one of the fastest growing states in the country,” Premji added.

 So it is not just the citizens, even IT czars in Karnataka feel that the state government should buck up when it comes to improving infrastructure and facilities in the state.

 Murthy said as thousands of young techies are being hired in the country every year, most of them prefer to start their career in India’s silicon valley, Bengaluru, simply for its ambience, weather, cosmopolitan outlook and entrepreneurship. Bengaluru is the first choice for all young techies.

 “It is hard to convince youngsters to start their career in cities like Mysuru and Mangaluru,” he said.

 “As most of our youngsters want to work in Bengaluru, the state government should make commuting easy with better connectivity, provide healthcare facilities and access to modern education for professionals and their children,” Murthy added.

Murthy noted that the state had done a commendable job in the IT industry, which has increased the expectations from the state government too.

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