The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 18, 2013
 

Britain's Cameron pushes Mumbai-Bangalore development corridor

 
 

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that he wanted his country's companies to help India develop new cities and districts along a 1,000 km corridor between Mumbai and Bangalore, generating investment projects worth up to US$25 billion (S$30.1 billion).

Kicking off a three-day visit to India with the largest trade delegation taken abroad by a British prime minister, Mr Cameron said he wanted British firms to work with the Indian and British governments to develop nine districts to link Mumbai, India's financial capital, with Bangalore, its tech hub.

"With me I've got architects, planners and finance experts who can work out the complete solution," he told an audience of business people and workers at Hindustan Unilever Limited.

"It would unleash India's potential along the 1,000 km from Mumbai to Bangalore, transforming lives and putting British businesses in prime position to secure valuable commercial deals."