Confederation of Indian Industry, Coimbatore, (CII) has identified nine main needs of the city and will focus on developing these requirements this year.
Its chairman Ravi Sam toldThe Hinduhere on Thursday that the demands would be submitted to the State Government officials.
The city lacked on entertainment front and hence, the CII had mooted establishing a museum, a park and cleaning of the water bodies.
The museum should be an interactive centre and located within the city. Instead of developing a new building, an existing one could be renovated, he suggested. About 80 acres of land in the prison premises should be developed into a park.
The water bodies should be cleaned, bunds should be strengthened and walking tracks should be created around these water bodies. The CII was willing to work with the Government in developing these facilities.
The Confederation would join hands with all other associations here and press for a Greater Coimbatore Development Authority.
There was an immediate need to kick-start growth, he said.
Internal security was another area of concern. With increase in number of migrant workers, especially from other States, the police should co-ordinate with the industry to issue identity cards to these workers.
A system should be developed to ensure seamless flow of information to the police on developments in each neighbourhood. Industries and educational institutions could also help in creating awareness on use of helmets.
The city needs better train connectivity with Pollachi, Tirupur and Palakkad and more trains to Bangalore. The CII representatives would represent this demand to the Union Government. It would also take efforts to ensure the Tidel Park takes off on a large-scale.
The city needed more flyovers and rail bridges and this would be another area of focus, he said.