HUBLI: The IT dreams of the twin-cities may be a reality soon. The first ever IT company to occupy space in the Aryabhatta Tech Park is set to
take off in one month's time. Thanks to the infrastructure development taking place in the park and in the city.
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and BPO firm N S Infotech Pvt Ltd took up construction work on the 40,000-sqft area it had been allotted. Company promoter Santosh Huralikoppi said here on Monday that the firm will start functioning from the second week of August.
The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation, that is in charge of infrastructure development in the 26-acre park, has completed building a one-kilometre-long road inside the park and begun work on other facilities.
Assembly Speaker Jagadeesh Shettar who inspected the area on Monday, said facilities like fixing boundary line and constructing compound walls, landscaping and other amenities will be provided soon. He said, the IT department officials had promised more funds for these works.
The state government is trying to get SEZ status for the IT park. For this, we need to have a large tract of contagious land. We need to shift the KSRP building that is situated inside the park area. "I will take up the matter with the state law minister Suresh Kumar," he said.
The Karnataka State Law University authorities are using portions of the KSRP building and they will be asked to move out too. Shettar hoped that more IT and ITES companies will start functioning from here. "I am sure these companies will start work once all infrastructure is ready. However, the state government will take back the land if the companies don't start work in two years," he said.
Meanwhile, a person to whom land was allotted, complained to the Speaker that the road built in the park is of sub-standard quality. He also said that the road had no proper alignment. Shettar directed the HDMC officials to go in for a third-party inspection into the work and order a resurvey of the road alignment.
Reacting to some IT firms complaining about delay in getting permissions, Shettar directed the HDMC commissioner K R Ramakrishna to speed up the process of issuing permissions.