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Bangalore traffic is worsening by the day. Last week, the strike by bus transport staff and the heavy rains compounded the jams. 

ELCIA has always taken initiative in working with the government for better commute for Electronic City employees; over the years, we have pushed for many things like the elevated road, speedy completion on NICE Road, improvement of Neeladri Road and Jail Road. We had even deployed traffic wardens on Hosur Road when the elevated roadway was under construction, and on New Airport Road when Airport Road was getting ready. ELCIA is also promoting carpooling, use of public transport and common transport system for Electronics City. 

However these can only help incrementally and we can no longer be silent spectators to the terrible state of traffic! It is causing road rage and people are frustrated as they are spending 3-4 hours on the road which they could either spend with family or contribute to work. Family time is diminishing and children don’t get to see their parents enough! 

It is time we draw the attention of our government to speed up Metro, enable commuter train services, improve effectiveness of bus services, and explore making suitable changes in transport laws so that good private operators can complement city transport systems. Depending on only one mode of transport can be risky as it we saw last week. Speedy implementation of Metro Phase II will also help e-city commuters. 

In the meanwhile, we urge our members to encourage and incentivise car pooling and public transport usage.
Session on Income Declaration Scheme - 13th July 2016

On 13th July, ELCIA organised a session on Income Tax related issues. Mr. K Meghanath Chowhan, Addl Commissioner of Income Tax, Bengaluru, talked about the central government’s Income Declaration Scheme.
Mr Chowhan deliberated upon the need to declare undisclosed income for the following reasons: Taxes are the main source of income to the Govt. for its expenditure.  It is the duty and responsibility of each citizen, to be honest, and pay taxes on his income and thereby contribute to the society’s growth.It is also one way of doing social service etc.
Click here to see highlights of the scheme which is open
September 30th, 2016.

The much awaited 3M Car Care now in Electronics City!

3M Car Care, a unit of the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3M, has launched its newest store in Electronic City West Phase.
The store offers a range of services like car exterior paint sealant treatment to get a perpetual ‘new’ look, interior cleaning and anti-germ treatment called GermKleen (99% germ elimination), 3M Scotchgard paint protection films, car wraps, car mats, and Meguiar’s range of DIY products. In order to become more environment-friendly, the center has also introduced dry wash as a practice that uses less than one bottle of water to clean a car effectively.

3M Car Care, Bharat Petroleum fuel station (next to HCL Technologies)
Electronic City West Phase, Bangalore - 560100
Ph: 9844266872, 9844058145, 1800-300-22-300

Upcoming Events
Yamini 2016

Yamini – The all-night concert is an initiative by SSMCB with SPIC MACAY in order to inculcate the value and culture of classical music and dance in our lives. Aptly scheduled on the eve of India’s 69th Independence Day and breaking into the dawn with musical notes, this event brings together the best artists of the country onto one platform.
YAMINI 2016 features stalwarts like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Venkatesh Kumar, Vidwan T.M. Krishna, Vidwan
ChitravinaRavikiran and Kathakali Dance by Vidwan Kottakkal Chandrashekharan and party. 
DATE : 14th 
August to 15th August, 2016
TIME : 7 pm to 7 am
VENUE : Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru

IESA to host DEFTRONICS 2016 in partnership with NASSCOM

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) along with NASSCOM is hosting the DEFTRONICS 2016, the Annual Aerospace, Defence & Internal Security conference. The event will bring together advocates from the government, the industry, and the academia with over 750 delegates from over 6 Countries.
The event will be held on August 4th & 5th, 2016 at The
Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru. Click here to register online.

News & Updates

Startup India: From announcement to on-the-ground action

The government is very keen to promote the startup sector. A lot of good things are already happening without government intervention, and what the government is doing is stepping up to provide a much better enabling environment for startups. Much of what has announced this January is already underway, says Ramesh Abhishek, DIPP Secretary.

Karnataka's first gas power plant to open in 28 month

Power supply in Bengaluru is expected to improve as Karnataka’s first piped natural gas plant is set to open in Yelahanka New Town in 28 months. The 1,571-crore plant is being built by the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd which has entrusted the work to the BHEL.
Siddaramaiah - CM of Karnataka inaugurated the commencement of works at the 370-MW power plant in the presence of the DK Shivakumar and AtulSobti, Chairman and MD, BHEL.


India - The Next Manufacturing Destination

India is expected to rank amongst the world’s top three growth economies and amongst the top three manufacturing destinations by 2020. Recent initiatives and budget announcements for promoting manufacturing says that the corporate tax rate for companies registered in India to go down from 30% to 25% of net profits in a phased manner over the next four years starting from FY 16-17.


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