Minister talks to Wipro, TCS, Cognizant on bottlenecks

The Andhra Pradesh Government has taken a special initiative to look into the major problems being faced by the top information technology companies in their expansion plans.

A delegation headed by its IT Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah visited the campuses of Wipro, TCS and Cognizant on Friday to discuss their expansion plans, and various issues that are coming in the way in taking them up.

“I have noticed that they are facing issues in infrastructure development within and outside their campuses. We would like to listen to them and make efforts to solve the issues,” he said.

“The IT companies that were allotted land in the areas such as Manikonda, Adibhatla and Gopannapalli areas had outlined various issues such as power, water and road infrastructure,” the Minister said. Widening of road from Raviriyal village to Adibhatla from two lanes to four lanes for TCS and Cognizant) and widening of road from Manikonda village to Gopannapalli from two lane to four lane (for Wipro), were some of the issues that were highlighted by the IT companies. The total projected employment in the next 2-3 years TCS and Cognizant is over 60,000 at their Adibhatla campuses. “The companies have asked the Minister to address the last mile connectivity as well,” a Ministry official said.

The Minister had directed the officials of various departments to study the issues and solve them in a time-bound manner.

kurmanath.kanchi@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on December 14, 2012)
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