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UK could spend £1m on India development study

Conservative backbencher are questioning David Cameron's leadership after the Eastleigh result

Conservative backbencher are questioning David Cameron's leadership after the Eastleigh result

  • by TANYA THOMPSON
 

THE UK could provide up to £1 million for a feasibility study on a proposed 600-mile “corridor of development” linking two of India’s booming cities, Prime Minister David Cameron said today.

• It aims to develop cities and towns between Mumbai and Bangalore

• The joint UK-Indian vision could generate billions of pounds worth of new business

• David Cameron said the UK was working with the New Delhi Government and businesses from both countries

The joint UK-Indian vision to develop cities and towns between Mumbai and Bangalore could generate billions of pounds worth of new business, creating opportunities for British-based architects, planners and finance providers, said the PM.

Speaking during a visit to Mumbai, Mr Cameron said the ambitious proposal could match British expertise with Indian dynamism as part of the special partnership which his trip is intended to foster.

“I’m really excited about this project,” said the PM. “It’s an ambitious vision which could truly be a partnership for the next generation.

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

Mr Cameron said the UK was working with the New Delhi Government and businesses from both countries to develop the vision of sustainable development along the corridor linking commercial centre Mumbai with new technology capital Bangalore.

 

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