Jurgen Morhard, the outgoing German Consul Normal in Mumbai, has praised Pune’s ‘open door coverage’ and clear channels of communication which, he mentioned, have been among the many the explanation why greater than 300 German corporations have made the district their residence.
Morhard, who was chatting with the media in Pune on Wednesday, additionally mentioned these corporations have expressed the necessity for higher air connectivity from the town. Pune district has one of many largest clusters of German corporations in western India, he mentioned. “The open door coverage and clear channels of communication are the primary the explanation why corporations have arrange their operations right here. We now have seen funding and reinvestment within the area,” he mentioned.
The forms has all the time been delicate in direction of the necessity of enterprise and senior officers are prepared to debate any issues the businesses face, and attempt to resolve the identical as greatest as they’ll, he mentioned.
Requested concerning the want for a brand new worldwide airport within the metropolis, Morhard talked concerning the want of higher connectivity by street and by air for ease of enterprise. The airport, he mentioned, must be close to the economic base and never very removed from the town.
The Pune airport faces infrastructural challenges and isn’t capable of cater to the rising demand. Because of the quick size of the airstrip, the one German service, which had began working direct flights to Frankfurt, has discontinued its flights.
Morhard, nonetheless, mentioned the demand for reintroduction of the service was excessive.
German corporations have had a presence in Pune for years, with car giants like Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen establishing manufacturing models within the Chakan industrial belt.