CM opens IT Towers in Vijayawada
- Eight firms start work; NTR Complex to be made hardware hub
Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday inaugurated the Indwell Towers at Autonagar in Vijayawada where eight IT companies have started their operations. The IT companies, roped in by the AP Non- Resident Telugus (APNRT), would provide training and placement for the youth in IT. The Chief Minister thanked the APNRT, ITServe Alliance, and others for making Vijayawada the hub of IT activities.
The Chief Minister said that Amaravati would be the best option for the IT companies to have their offices. The government was trying to make Amaravati as the best destination for IT, he said and added that Amaravati would beat Bangalore and Hyderabad in IT services.
The Chief Minister further said that the government is planning to convert the NTR Complex in Vijayawada into hardware technology hub by investing Rs 200 crores. The project would be ready by June this year, he said.
Later, Minister for Information and Public Relations, Palle Raghunadha Reddy, welcomed the eight IT companies that started their operations in Vijayawada. It was for the first time that the IT firms have step into the capital region after bifurcation.
While welcoming the IT firms, the minister said that nine companies have already been working from Visakhapatnam and the eight operating from the new capital area is an indication of the government’s efforts to bring in IT to the State are bearing fruit. He said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is known all over the world in the IT sector and the companies were showing interest to have their operations in Amaravati. The State government too had taken several initiatives to rope in several IT companies and the opening of nine companies in Visakhapatnam and 8 in Vijayawada is a good sign of growth.\
The minister said that the government is providing internet, telephone and television connectivity to the people at the lowest price. The fiber grid programme of the State government would empower people, particularly students and youth, he added.
Raghunadha Reddy further said that the State government was committed to bring in the best technology to Amaravati and empower the youth. The government’s initiatives would bring in the world class IT companies to the State and they would provide employment to the youth, he added.
The minister said that the government was committed to develop Amaravati as IT hub and would produce IT experts. The IT sector in the world would have to look to Amaravati for expertise in services and technology as well, he asserted.
The minister thanked the ITServe alliance for bringing in eight IT companies to start operations from Vijayawada. He said that the Indwell Tower where the IT firms have opened their offices would go down in the history of Andhra Pradesh as the launching pad for the State to become IT hub for the years to come. Local legislator Gadde Ramamohana Rao and others were present.