The lack of basic infrastructure facilities weighed high on the minds of corporate honchos, who, a decade ago, had set base in the Millennium City that promised to deliver Delhi-like facilities but at much cheaper rates.
A decade gone by, advantages and world-class facilities are missing and the city seems stuck in a logjam of potholed roads and lack of safe public transport system.
The business captains felt that all stakeholders that include corporations, public and government, should jointly work to expedite the infrastructure development in the city.
“There was a reason why businesses moved to Gurgaon and if the city does not provide good enough reasons to stay put then they might decide to move to other locales,” said Atul Singh, Coca Cola president and CEO Coca Cola India.
Raman Roy, chairman and managing director of Quatrro BPO Solutions, felt that a collective transport services on the line of Metro Rail Services offers a much better alternative than each company providing shuttle transport services to its employees. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO Bharti Airtel, opined that the government could outsource development work to expedite infrastructure progress.
“The government can team up with the developers and corporations to develop the infrastructure services as quality infrastructural facilities are in the best interests of everybody,” said Raj Jain, president Wal-Mart India.