Convention Centre Planned Near Bangalore
The Indian Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, announced after his visit to China that the India government plans to build an international convention centre at Devanahalli, a town 40 km northeast of Bangalore. Construction of the new venue is expected to cost around US$79 million and will be located near the Bengaluru International Airport.
Siddaramaiah said the venue will follow the model of a public-private-partnership, where land will be provided by the government and the investment to build the venue will be provided by a private company. Devanahalli is 12 km away from the airport, while Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), a major exhibition venue in Bangalore, is located 43 km from the airport.
Siddaramaiah said, “I was amazed to see massive conventional centres in China which have been built in just about 10 months. After seeing them, I realised that we hardly have any international standard conventional centres in Bangalore.”