The Tamil Nadu government announced on Tuesday a slew of infrastructure projects for the industrial hub bordering Bengaluru.
A new SIPCOT industrial park, an industrial housing township and airport has been proposed in Krishnagiri district, which includes Hosur. The development comes in the backdrop of Hosur emerging as one of the largest industrial growth centres in the state.
Industries minister Thangam Thennarasu said in assembly that Krishnagiri will get its third SIPCOT industrial park spread over an area of 3,000 acres in Denkanikottai taluk. “Considering the growing demand for industrial plots and Krishnagiri’s locational advantage, the district will have a new industrial park,” he said. The facility will be established at a cost of ₹1,800 crore. This apart, roads will be improved in two industrial parks including one at Hosur at a financial outlay of ₹26 crore, he said, adding that a truck terminal will be setup at Hosur.
An industrial housing township will be established at an estimated cost of ₹ 1,000 crore in Nagamangalam in Krishnagiri district. Pointing that a mobile phone accessories manufacturing unit by Tata Electronics coming up near Hosur with a potential to generate jobs for 18,000 people, the minister said, the housing facility will be built in an area of 100 acres for the benefit of the employees.
The policy note of the industries department tabled in the house said the government has directed TIDCO to undertake the study on air traffic and its growth in the surrounding region, market demand and potential sites for developing an airport in Hosur. TIDCO is in the process of selecting a consultant to undertake the study.
Earlier, speaking on the demand for grants of the industries department, AIADMK MLA from Krishnagiri district K P Munusamy stressed the need for an airport at Hosur. It will have demand from passengers on par with the Bengaluru International Airport, he added.
At the same time, Munusamy urged that farmers should not be affected while acquiring land for the SIPCOT industrial park in the district.
Responding to his apprehensions, Thangam Thennarasu reiterated the state government’s commitment that farmers will not be affected during the acquisition of land for industrial needs.