COIMBATORE: The construction of the proposed IT park in Coimbatore is expected to commence this month.
The IT park would be coming up in around 27.53 acres of acquired land at the proposed site on Avinashi Road near the Coimbatore Medical College.
“We are working overtime and hopefully, the construction will commence this month, Managing Director of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. (ELCOT) C Umashankar told this website’s newspaper on Tuesday.
According to Umashankar, all the ground works were getting completed and ELCOT would be taking up common infrastructure works in the proposed site such as internal roads, access roads, drainages and power stations shortly.
The first of the part-by-part report of the architect is expected in another two weeks.
Simultaneously, once the land is handed over, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Tidel would start construction. Wipro and TCS have been allotted 10 and five acres respectively.
The Central Government’s Customs Clearance for the SEZ is anticipated by January 5. Moreover, sources said the process is underway for acquiring another 30 acres of land adjacent to the site.
A recent report had quoted Umashankar as saying that the Corporation was ready to acquire even 1,000 to 2,000 acres, as there was much demand in Coimbatore.
ELCOT had billed 2007 as the year of tier II cities, with Coimbatore being one of the seven cities identified by the Corporation to promote as IT investment destinations during 2007.
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