Panchkula IT Park draws big response

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Chandigarh, Dec 6 (UNI) The first phase of Panchkula IT Park developed by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation (HSIIDC) spanning on an area of 97 acres has received an overwhelming response with more than 60 expressions of interest for allotment of land ranging from 1 acre to 10 acres.

HSIIDC Managing Director Rajeev Arora today said some of the best known IT and ITES companies in the country had evinced interest for setting up their ventures in this park.

He said 13 plots of various sizes had been carved out in this park out of which two plots of 10 acres each would be developed under the campus development norms of the new industrial policy.

As per these norms the allottee developer would have to utilise a minimum of 30 per cent of the plot for the anchor unit. The remaining area would be utilised for the vendors, ancillaries and subsidiaries of the anchor unit, he added.

Located along the picturesque backdrop of Shivalik range facing the golf course in Sector 22 of Panchkula, the technology park was likely to generate direct employment opportunities for about 50,000 trained professionals and an equal number of avenues for indirect employment, he said.

Mr Arora said that according to the latest e-readiness assessment report released by the Central Government recently, Haryana has jumped from 15th rank to 9th in the last two years in the field of information technology.

He said the state had also recorded total software exports worth Rs 14,000 crore this year. Recently, the State Government had formulated its e-governance roadmap and capacity building roadmap.

According to the latest report, Haryana comes under the category of level one state in the country in implementation of the core infrastructure project of state wide area network (SWAN).

UNI

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