HYDERABAD: Municipal and IT minister KT Rama Rao said that the state government would expand IT to Tier II cities. He said the foundation stone will be laid at the IT hub at Kompally in Medchal-Malkajgiri district soon apart from the inauguration of IT tower in Khammam on Monday.
The minister said there was an overwhelming response for the Growth in Dispersion (GRID), which was proposed to focusing on promoting dispersed growth across Greater Hyderabad especially at the places like Nacharam and Uppal industrial areas.
A day after GHMC elections results, KTR, who is also TRS working president, went back to routine after a gap of nearly a month and held a review meeting on IT and Ease of Doing Business with officials on Saturday.
KTR said the state government had already initiated measures for expansion of IT to towns like Warangal, Khammam and Mahbubnagar. “Two companies are evincing interest in setting their shops in Warangal in the second phase. The Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) should make arrangements for providing infrastructure facilities at the IT tower in Warangal,” the minister said. He also instructed TSIIC managing director EV Narasimha Reddy to complete the land acquisition process for IT park at Kompally at the earliest where the revenue department had identified the land and arrangements are being made for laying the foundation stone.
Officials informed that many IT firms are coming forward to set up their offices at Divitipally in Mahbubnagar district. The minister also spoke to chief secretary Somesh Kumar and asked him to support the firms that have plans to set up IT firms under GRID policy.
KTR instructed Industries department commissioner Manicka Raj to make sure that Telangana gets the top position in EODB. “Due to some technical reasons, the state could not get good ranking in EODB, this time the Telangana should be on top rank. Coordinate with the various departments,” the minister said.