KTR favours IT growth across Hyderabad

State government’s move aims to avoid concentration of the industry in one place

By Author  |  Published: 11th Jul 2018  12:17 amUpdated: 11th Jul 2018  12:54 am
Hyderabad IT Sector
File photo: KT Rama Rao

Hyderabad: The State government has decided to promote new IT clusters at Uppal-Nagole, Sanathnagar and Medchal-Kompally among other areas in Hyderabad in an effort to avoid concentration of the industry in one place. Efforts are already on for establishment of a new IT cluster at Rajendranagar-Budwel area as part of the decongestion exercise.

IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao reviewed the growth of IT industry in Hyderabad on Tuesday and emphasised on the need for decongestion of areas like Financial District and Gachibowli which are overcrowded with numerous companies from the IT industry. “Limiting any development to an area will lead to overcrowding.

To facilitate rapid growth of the IT industry and to avoid concentration of companies in one or two areas, we need to facilitate their establishment in all directions of the city by developing necessary infrastructure that would encourage IT firms to open their offices in different parts of the city,” he said.

The Minister discussed strategies with the officials concerned to facilitate concentration of the IT industry in one or two areas and suggested that the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) create necessary infrastructure to facilitate development of IT industry in all areas of the city.

He wanted officials to focus on expansion of roads, construction of drainage canals, electricity supply, drinking water supply and creation of other infrastructure. Rama Rao pointed out that the IT exports from Hyderabad had crossed Rs 1 lakh crore making it one of the largest employers in the city.

“We need to create necessary infrastructure to facilitate its growth further,” he said and assigned different tasks to police, electricity, roads and buildings, GHMC, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, HMDA and other departments concerned in this regard. He wanted all the departments to submit an action plan in this regard.

The Minister wanted the officials to take up road expansion works to prevent traffic problems and establish police and fire stations wherever necessary. The authorities were directed to examine feasibility of establishing new Metro and MMTS stations wherever possible to facilitate growth of IT industry in different areas of Hyderabad. He directed TSIIC as well as the district authorities of Rangareddy, Medchal and Sangareddy to expedite measures for land acquisition to set up new IT clusters.