1. What is the policy of Government of Karnataka on private investments and public private partnerships in infrastructure projects?

Ans: The present infrastructure policy of Government of Karnataka encourages private investments in 10 infrastructure Sectors (as defined under para 13 of Infrastructure Policy 2007)

  • Agri-Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Infrastructure
  • Irrigation
  • Public Markets
  • Transport & Logistic
  • Urban & Municipal Infrastructure

The Government of Karnataka is actively promoting public private partnership in all above sectors

2. What are the accepted investment models for infrastructure projects?

Ans : Several types of investment models such as (as per para 23 of Infrastructure Policy 2007)

  • Build-and-Transfer (BT)
  • Build-Lease-and-Transfer (BLT)
  • Build-Transfer-and-Operate (BTO)
  • Build Operate and Transfer (BOT)
  • Build-Own-Operate-and-Transfer (BOOT)
  • Build-Own-and-Operate (BOO)
  • Build-Operate-Share-Transfer (BOST)
  • Build-Own-Operate-Share-Transfer (BOOST)
  • Build-Own-Lease-Transfer (BOLT)

Depending on the nature of each project the StateGovernment will decide upon the nature of the contractual agreement.

3. Whether State Government will participate in equity of such projects?

Ans: State Government may consider making an investment in a particular infrastructural project if it will facilitate speedy implementation and based on the project's strategic nature. In Bangalore International Airport Project which has been built on BOT basis, Government of Karnataka has taken 13% equity shares.

4. What is the type of support / clearance procedure for such investments in infrastructure projects ?

Ans: Depending on the investment in an infrastructure project State Level Single Window Agency (investment below Rs.50 crores) or State High Level Clearance Committee (investment above Rs.50 crorres) clears the project in a time bound fashion with assurance to support the project at all levels as per the commitment made in the clearance letter.

5. What are the incentives / encouragements for investments in infrastructure projects ?

Ans: As per infrastructure policy of Government of Karnataka, the project would be allowed to charge user fees (tolls, port dues etc.) during the the concession period. Incentives and support such as tax holidays, tax xemptions, Viability Gap Fund, etc., have been provided under the purview of the Govt. of India. (refer Schedule III of Infrastructure Policy 2007)

6. Whether the investor can charge user fees ?

Ans: Yes, the investor will be allowed to charge user fees (tolls, court dues etc) during the concession period. (refer Para 19 & 20 of Infrastructure Policy 2007)

7. Are there any examples of success stories in public private partnership investment?

Ans : Following are the examples of successful Public Private Partnership investments.

  • Bangalore International Airport Ltd., Devanahalli.
  • Four Laning of Bangalore-Mysore Road ( Bangalore-Maddur Section)

  • Sanitary Landfills in Bangalore

8. What are the procedure for offering the projects in infrastructure sector?

Ans: Generally infrastructure projects from the concerned departments will be offered to the private sector through open competitive bidding or Swiss Challenge Route. (refer Para 27 & 31 of Infrastructure Policy 2007)

9. Who are to be contacted for further details and information?

Principal Secretary
Infrastructure Development Department
Room 28, Vikasa Soudha
Ph: 91-80-22282366, 91-80-22035085
Fax: 91-80-22280605

Infrastrcture Development Department
Room No. 08, Vikasa Soudha
Ph: 91-80-22034070

Managing Director
Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited
No.49, Khanija Bhavan, 4th Floor, East Wing
Race Course Road, Bangalore-560001
Ph: 91-80-22258131, 91-80-22258133

Chief Executive Officer
Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka)Ltd
No.9/7, KCN Bhavan, Yamuna Bai Road
Madhavanagar Extn, Bangalore-560001
Ph: 91-80-23613015, 91-80-23613014

Director (Projects)
Bangalore Airport Rail Link Ltd
KSFC Bhavan, Thimmaiah Road
Ph: 91-80-22200110

Deputy Secretary- I
Infrastrcture Development Department
Room No. 24, Vikasa Soudha
Ph: 91-80-22034149

Deputy Secretary- II
Infrastrcture Development Department
Room No. 412, Vikasa Soudha
Ph: 91-80-22034768



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