Hyderabad: In a development that is expected to give a major thrust to the IT sector in tier-2 cities in the State, Tech Mahindra will be opening a centre in Warangal, following the State government’s persistent efforts to promote such cities as investment destinations after Hyderabad.
The decision comes after a meeting between IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao and Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group and CP Gurnani CEO & MD of Tech Mahindra, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Minister thanked Anand Mahindra and Gurnani for agreeing to set up a centre in Warangal.
The State government has been making efforts to promote Warangal as the next best destination in Telangana after Hyderabad. In order to generate employment opportunities for the educated youth in rural areas, the government has been consistently promoting tier-2 cities.
Earlier, the State government had sanctioned Rs 25 crore to establish Information Technology (IT) Tower in Karimnagar and also proposed to set up an IT park in Khammam. It also decided to set up an IT hub in Nizamabad district with a cost of Rs 25 crore, and a similar initiative has been planned for Mahabubnagar too.