The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has submitted its first interim report for the master plan for Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor.
The report covers the 560 km corridor between Chennai-Bengaluru-Chitradurga across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The study includes perspective planning for the corridor and detailed planning for selected industrial nodes.
The master plan study is in continuation of the preliminary study for May--October 2012, prepared by JICA, that identifies various infrastructure and policy impediments that affect investments in the region.
In October 2013, the government put the project on the fast track.