Khammam: Giving a stimulus to the growth of Information Technology (IT) in the district, the State government on Tuesday accorded administrative approval for setting up a second IT Hub in Khammam.
It may be recalled that following a request made by Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao had sanctioned the second phase of IT Hub on December 7 last year.
Though the IT Minister sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the second phase of IT Hub on Dec 7, the budget allocated for the facility was enhanced as the government has given administrative approval for Rs 36 crore to set up IT Tower-2 keeping in mind the long term perspective and to support the additional demand.
The IT Tower-2 would have a built-up space of 55,000 square feet with a 570 seat capacity, said ITE&C Department Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, in a letter to TSIIC Vice Chairman and MD.
The new facility would come up next to the existing IT Hub which has a seating capacity of 430 seats at Yellandu circle in the Khanapuram Haveli area. TSIIC has been asked to prepare a detailed project report and send the proposal to the government for budgetary sanction.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Administration and Urban Development also accorded administrative sanction for release of Rs 45 crore towards various development works under Khammam Municipal Corporation.
The government released GO No: 237 sanctioning the funds. The funds were released under Chief Minister’s Special Assurances wherein Rs 200 crore has been sanctioned and several development works were underway in Khammam worth Rs 100 crore already released.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Minister Ajay Kumar thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and IT Minister K T Rama Rao for according administrative approval with increased budgetary allocations.
The move would help meet future demands and help Khammam youth secure jobs locally, he said, adding that the release of Rs 45 crore would speed up the development works and help transform Khammam.
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