Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore (GA)
Mangalore, Feb 15: New chief minister H D Kumaaraswaamy's first visit to New Delhi has brought plenty of cheers to the state. During his meeting with the prime minister Manmohan Singh, the latter is said to have given green signal to start much talked about Rs 23,000 crore petrochemical complex of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Mangalore. The sources also said that the project might be inaugurated by laying the foundation stone during the PM's visit to the state in the next month.
This was announced by chief minister H D Kumaaraswaamy in a press conference on Tuesday February 14.
Chief minister H D Kumaaraswaamy and his deputy Yediyurappa had met the prime minister to discuss about the implementation of the Metro rail service in Bangalore. During their meeting the latter also assured that ONGC project will be implemented in Mangalore and more funds for the same will be provided by the Union government.
Chief minister Kumaaraswaamy also sought a special grant of Rs. 500 crore for improving infrastructure in Bangalore and granting classical language status to Kannada as was given to Tamil and Sanskrit.