Sunday, November 26, 2006
Nov 27, 2006
FRAT demand on IIT
Sunday November 26 2006 08:49 IST
T’PURAM: The Federation of Residents’ Associations Thiruvananthapuram (FRAT) on Saturday demanded that the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) should be set up in Thiruvananthapuram district. The demand comes in the wake of the government’s announcement that a satellite centre of the Chennai IIT would be set up in Palakkad.
FRAT leaders T K Bhaskara Panicker and Adv Paraniyam Devakumar pointed out that Thiruvananthapuram was decided as the ideal location during the tenure of the A K Antony Government and land had been pinpointed at Vithura.
The presence of a number of research organisations and an international airport makes Thiruvananthapuram the ideal location for the IIT, FRAT leaders said.
The State Government should thwart the attempts of an anti-Capital City lobby to hijack the IIT to another place, the FRAT leaders said.