Thursday, December 17, 2009

IT Park Construction work pictures

Few pictures posted by the members on the latest IT Park Construction work can be found at the link below.

Source : Skyscrapercity Trichy forum

Friday, December 4, 2009

‘Empower IT Tiruchi 2009' Inaugural highlights.

TIRUCHI: Tiruchi is best suited for IT investment compared to other tier-II cities in Tamil Nadu, Transport Minister K.N. Nehru said on Friday.

“The IT Park at Navalpattu is only 10 minutes drive away from the airport and travel to railway station takes only 15 minutes. Drinking water is available in plenty. It is well connected by a 100-feet road. Most of all, the place is quite peaceful,” Mr. Nehru said, presiding over the inaugural of ‘Empower IT Tiruchi 2009.’ Land availability was not a constraint for future growth, he said, exuding hope that IT investment in Tiruchi will bring about an impact similar to economic development in the district after the start of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna said that the efforts taken for development of tier-II cities reflected the foresight of the Chief Minister to expand the developments accruing from progress of the IT sector throughout the State. Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi attributed the increasing number of rural students in engineering colleges to the decision of the DMK regime to abolish entrance examinations. She distributed prizes to winners of the pre-finals conducted by 10 nodal colleges.

Ms. Kanimozhi also released a CD on ‘Advantage Tiruchi’ in the presence of R. Ramkumar, Vice-President, Corporate Marketing, Research and Communication, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Ravi Viswanathan, Vice-President and Head, Chennai Operations, Tata Consultancy Services; and Thothathiri Viswanathan, Associate Vice-President and Head - Development Centre, Infosys Technologies.

Managing Director of ELCOT Santosh Babu and NASSCOM Regional Director, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, K. Purushothaman, spoke. Forests Minister N. Selvaraj, Collector T. Soundiah and MLAs K.N. Sekaran, M. Rajasekaran, Anbil Periyasamy and A. Soundarapandian took part.

Source : The Hindu

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tiruchi to become IT ‘growth model’ - Says IT Minister

Source : The Hindu

Tiruchi is poised to serve as a model for IT growth in tier-II cities in Tamil Nadu, according to Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna.

Tamil Nadu has pioneered the initiative to showcase the potential for accelerating IT development in tier-II cities. The Empower IT conclave at CARE School of Engineering on December 4 involving participation of over 10,000 from 106 professional and arts and science colleges in eight central districts will project Tiruchi as a potential investment location to front-ranking IT companies, Ms. Poongothai said addressing a press conference on Tuesday.

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has envisaged Empower IT as a forum to sensitise the student community to the requirements of IT industry with the larger objective of expediting economic growth in the State, Ms. Poongothai said. The event will be graced by Member of Parliament Kanimozhi, Ministers K.N. Nehru and N. Selvaraj, Secretary of IT Department P.W.C. Davidar, and CEOs of IT/ITES industry, she said.

To a query on the progress of works at the Tiruchi IT Park in Navalpattu, the Minister said the internal infrastructure works would be completed in three months. Construction of the 50,000 sq feet building would be completed in ten months.

According to Santhosh Babu, Managing Director of ELCOT which is organising the event in association with NASSCOM, Empower IT will showcase the quality of human resources in the region to the 50 participating IT companies. Chief Executive Officers of various IT companies are expected to address the students. Prize-winners of various competitions held on November 29 in 10 nodal colleges would be honoured at the conclave, he said. Along with Collector T. Soundiah, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University M. Ponnavaikko, Mr. Babu, and NASSCOM Regional Director K. Purushothaman, the Minister earlier chaired a preparatory meeting attended by principals of engineering and arts and science colleges. Chairman of the host institution K.N. Ramajayam also took part.

Villagers resume protest against the land acquisition for Airport expansion

Residents of Keezhakurichi, Nathamadipatti and neighbouring areas went on a rally to voice their resistance against land acquisition for Airport expansion. The news also mentions on the fertility of these lands and the impact to access the city via a direct link road.

Background - The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sought about 430 acres for the proposed expansion, envisaging the extension of the runway from 8,000 feet to 12,500 feet. This will enable the airport, one of the non-metro facilities identified for development and expansion, to handle big (Code-E) aircraft such as B747-400 and B777-300. Originally, lands on both the eastern and western sides were proposed to be acquired.

More details can be found from the Source: The Hindu

Friday, November 13, 2009


As recently reported, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT), a Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking vested with the responsibility of promoting Information Technology (IT) Industry in Tamil Nadu has taken a Policy decision to promote IT Industry in Tier II Cities such as Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Salem and Hosur.

With Trichy being marked as a Challenger location based on various parameters, the Empower IT Campaign is positioned to conver multiple objectives. This could be brand building event for upcoming participation.

More details at ELCOT PAGE

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

'Empower IT’ to project Tiruchi as next destination

Source : The Hindu
TIRUCHI: The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) expects a massive turnout of about 10,000 under graduates and post-graduates from arts and science, and engineering colleges from Tiruchi and seven surrounding districts for the ‘Empower IT’ programme it has decided to host here on November 28 in association with NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Service Companies).

The day-long event has been conceptualised to project Tiruchi as an IT destination, while orienting the students to the current requirements and expectations of IT and ITES sector. The event conducted at Tirunelveli last year attracted 14,000 and 12,000 students on the first and second day.

Fifty companies, including most of the IT majors, have been roped in for the Tiruchi event. According to ELCOT Managing Director Santhosh Babu, Empower IT will take Tiruchi that already ranks high among tier-II cities by attracting nine companies to its IT Park owing to factors like cost advantage and presence of quality educational institutions to the next level.

At a preparatory meeting with college principals, representatives of universities, industrialists, and members of Rotary and Lions Clubs, he said about 30 speakers would be invited from Chennai to address the students. The event that would be organised by the NASSCOM in corporate style.

The ELCOT MD sought the fullest cooperation of the colleges and universities to publicise the event to the students. He wanted the printouts of the details of the event and the competitions to be put up on the notice boards, and urged the institution heads to evolve a collective vision and ideate such that Tiruchi could be projected as the next IT destination of Tamil Nadu.

The Regional Director of NASSCOM K. Purushothaman said all particulars of Empower IT can be accessed at Elcot’s website:, from November 5. He identified aspiring arts and science colleges, engineering colleges, and universities, and the National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi to function as nodal institutions to conduct 10 competitions, including paper presentation, coding, group discussion, debugging, quiz, elocution and essay writing. Each event will be coordinated by an IT company, Mr. Purushothaman said.

Inviting suggestions from the gathering, Mr. Santhosh Babu called upon institutions to suggest competitions on topical software that would be of utility to the Government. Topics like green computing and mobile computing were suggested at the meeting.

The competitions would be conducted in arts and science colleges on November 21 and 22, and in engineering colleges on November 22 and 23, he said.

The Director of NIT-T M. Chidambaram mooted the idea of institutions joining hands for conducting train the trainer programmes on what the IT industry expects from graduates of various disciplines and specialisations. The objective was to make all employable, he said.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Real Estate Ads - Just a start !!

It's natural that Real estate companies are in action following recent laying of IT Park Foundation stone. While it is a good time to invest for the long term, in general, perform the due diligence to get your money's worth.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HCL inks pact with Bharathidasan Institute of Mgt

Source : Business Standard

IT services firm HCL Technologies today inked a pact with Tiruchirapalli-based Bharathidasan Institute of Management to offer specialised courses for MBA students.

Under the partnership, HCL Technologies would provide courses and guidelines for the programme 'Enterprise Resource Planning' (ERP) offered as an elective to MBA Students, HCL Technologies Senior Vice-President (Human Resources) Ravishankar B told reporters here, after exchanging documents with BIM Director M Sankaran.

He said through their association with BIM, HCL would conduct special lectures for students and would also recruit them as and when required

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Land-buyers warned

Source : The Hindu

Collector T. Soundiah on Wednesday cautioned the people not to purchase unapproved house sites near the airport and at Navalpattu area here as the district administration would soon acquire lands for the expansion of the airport and for establishing IT park at Navalpattu.

The Collector said that some persons were reportedly selling unapproved house plots near the airport.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

குவைத்தை தொடர்ந்து சார்ஜா விமானமும் ரத்து: ஐ.டி. பூங்காவுக்கு பாதிப்பு?

Source: Dinamani

திருச்சி, அக். 23: திருச்சியிலிருந்து இயக்கப்பட்டு வந்த குவைத் விமானத்தைத் தொடர்ந்து, தற்போது சார்ஜா விமான சேவையும் ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது.

விமான சேவை ஒவ்வொன்றாகக் குறைக்கப்பட்டு வருவதால், திருச்சியில் தொடங்கப்படும் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவின் வளர்ச்சியும் கேள்விக்குறியாகி உள்ளது.

கடந்த சில ஆண்டுகளாக தேசிய அளவில் முன்னணி விமான நிலையங்களில் ஒன்றாக உள்ள திருச்சி விமான நிலையத்தில் இருந்து தற்போது துபை, அபுதாபி, கொழும்பு (இலங்கைத் தலைநகர்), கோலாலம்பூர் (மலேசியத் தலைநகர்), சிங்கப்பூர், சார்ஜா ஆகிய நாடுகளுக்கும், உள்நாட்டு விமானச் சேவையாக சென்னை, திருவனந்தபுரத்துக்கும் விமானங்கள் இயக்கப்படுகின்றன.

எனவே, திருச்சி மாவட்ட மக்கள் மட்டுமல்லாமல், கரூர், பெரம்பலூர், தஞ்சாவூர், நாகை, திருவாரூர், புதுக்கோட்டை, சிவகங்கை, ராமநாதபுரம், நாமக்கல் ஆகிய மாவட்டங்களைச் சேர்ந்த மக்களும் இந்த விமான நிலையத்தைப் பயன்படுத்தி வருகின்றனர்.

இதனால், கடந்த 2002 - 03 ஆம் ஆண்டில் 93,810 (உள்நாடு - 22,897; வெளிநாடு - 70913) என்றிருந்த பயணிகள் வருகை எண்ணிக்கை 2007 - 08 ஆம் ஆண்டில் 4,58,551 (உள்நாடு 1,09,397; வெளிநாடு 3,49,154) ஆக உயர்ந்துள்ளது.

இதேபோல, கடந்த 2002 - 03 ஆம் ஆண்டில் 1680 (உள்நாடு 623; வெளிநாடு 1,057) என்றிருந்த விமான சேவைகளின் எண்ணிக்கையும் 2008 - 09 ஆம் ஆண்டில் 6.064 (உள்நாடு 2,731; வெளிநாடு 3,334) ஆக அதிகரித்துள்ளது. வளர்ச்சிப் பாதையில் சென்று கொண்டிருக்கும் இந்த விமான நிலையத்தில் தற்போது சேவைகளின் எண்ணிக்கை ஒவ்வொன்றாகக் குறைத்து கொண்டிருப்பதால், பின்னடைவைச் சந்திக்கும் நிலை உருவாகும் என்ற அதிருப்தியும் பயணிகள் மத்தியில் எழுந்துள்ளது. நல்ல வரவேற்பு இருந்த திருச்சி - குவைத் விமான சேவை கடந்த 2007 ஆம் ஆண்டில் ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டது. இதைத்தொடர்ந்து, அக். 26-ம் தேதி முதல் சென்னை - திருச்சி - திருவனந்தபுரம் - சார்ஜா விமான சேவையும் ரத்து செய்யப்படுகிறது.

இந்த விமானம் ரத்து செய்யப்படுவதால், திருச்சியிலிருந்து சார்ஜாவுக்கு செல்வதற்கான நேரடிச் சேவை தடைபடுவதுடன், திருவனந்தபுரத்துக்கான விமான சேவையும் பாதிக்கப்படுகிறது. மேலும், திருச்சியிலிருந்து சென்னைக்குச் செல்லும் விமானங்களில் ஒரு சேவையும் ரத்தாகிறது.

ஏற்கெனவே, உள்நாடு விமானச் சேவையான திருச்சி - பெங்களூர் விமானமும் கடந்த ஆண்டு ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டது.

ஆனால், திருச்சி மற்றும் சுற்றுப்பகுதி மாவட்டங்களைச் சேர்ந்த ஆயிரக்கணக்கான மக்கள் வளைகுடா நாடுகளில் வசிக்கின்றனர். சார்ஜா விமான சேவை ரத்தால் இந்த மக்கள் மிகுந்த பாதிப்புக்கு ஆளாகியுள்ளனர். இதனிடையே, இந்தப் பின்னடைவு செயற்கையாக ஏற்படுத்தப்படுவதாகவும், மதுரை விமான நிலையத்துக்கு முக்கியத்துவம் கொடுப்பதற்காகவும் இந்த நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளதாகப் புகார்கள் எழுந்துள்ளன.

பயணிகளுக்குப் பாதிப்பு உள்ளதைப் போல, திருச்சியில் அண்மையில் அடிக்கல் நாட்டப்பட்ட தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவின் வளர்ச்சிக்கு இது தடையாக இருக்கும் என்ற அச்சமும் எழுந்துள்ளது.

தகவல் தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனங்களின் பிரதான தேவையே உள்நாட்டு விமான சேவைதான். ஏற்கெனவே, உள்நாட்டு விமான சேவையின் எண்ணிக்கை போதிய அளவில் இல்லாததால்தான் திருச்சியில் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்கா அமைவதும் தாமதமாகிக் கொண்டிருக்கிறது.

உலக அளவில் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பத் துறை பின்னடைவைச் சந்தித்துள்ள நிலையில், ஓரிரு நடுத்தர நிறுவனங்கள் மற்றும் 7 சிறு நிறுவனங்களை நம்பி திருச்சியில் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவுக்கு அடிக்கல் நாட்டப்பட்டுள்ளது.

வெளிநாட்டு, உள்நாட்டு விமான சேவைகளின் எண்ணிக்கையை அதிகப்படுத்த வேண்டிய இந்தச் சூழ்நிலையில், தற்போது குறைத்துக் கொண்டிருப்பதால், திருச்சி தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவின் வளர்ச்சியும் கேள்விக்குறியாகும் சூழ்நிலை உருவாகியுள்ளது.

எனவே, இந்த பிரச்னைக்கு விரைவில் முற்றுப்புள்ளி வைக்க வேண்டும் என்பதே வளைகுடா நாடுகளில் வாழும் திருச்சி, சுற்றுப்புற மாவட்ட மக்கள் மற்றும் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பத் துறை வல்லுநர்களின் எதிர்பார்ப்பு.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Foundation stone laid for Tiruchi IT park

Source : The Hindu

The start of IT Parks in Tier-II cities was a manifestation of the consistent progress Tamil Nadu has been registering in software exports, the Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Thursday.

Laying the foundation stone for the IT Park at Navalpattu Special Economic Zone here, Mr. Stalin said software exports from Tamil Nadu during 2008-09 clocked a 29 per cent rise to reach Rs. 36,680 crores, involving a workforce of 2.8 lakh. Tamil Nadu, he said, was obliterated from the economic stagnation elsewhere owing to the Government’s keenness to generate employment through industrial progress.

Mr. Stalin emphasised that in the DMK regimes since 1989, the women SHG movement and other empowerment initiatives, including accordance of inheritance rights, provision of marriage assistance, and priority for women in appointment of teachers in elementary schools, were being accorded a fillip in keeping with the resolution for women’s emancipation adopted at the self-respect conference of Chengalpattu under Periyar’s leadership.

Out of Rs. 11,132 crores forwarded as loans to SHGs across the country, a sum of Rs. 2,124 accounting for 20 per cent was given to the groups in Tamil Nadu. Mr. Stalin cited instances of the lending for SHGs by Indian Bank and the Indian Overseas Bank to the groups in Tamil Nadu to the extent of 65 per cent and 45 per cent respectively. “This signifies the high credibility enjoyed by the SHGs of Tamil Nadu owing to their prompt repayment.” Applauding the SHGs for making the State proud, he urged them to take up entrepreneurship in right earnest.

Referring to the Tiruverumbur Taluk he inaugurated on the occasion, Mr. Stalin said the long-persisting demand that was ignored by the previous regime despite forceful pleas by the Tiruverumbur MLA K.N. Sekaran was discussed purposefully in the last assembly session and a GO was passed on Wednesday.

The Deputy Chief Minister laid the foundation for 1,838 works worth Rs. 68.73 crores, commissioned 940 projects to the tune of 29.8 crores and distributed welfare assistance under various schemes to the extent of Rs. 28.73 crores.

Mr. Stalin spent about one hour and ten minutes after the function to handover in person the cheques for revolving fund and working capital to 3,004 SHGs, allotment letters to nine IT companies, and patta documents to 100 residents of the Malligaipatti Samathuvapuram.

The best performing banks to receive honours for SHG financing were in the order of Indian Overseas Bank, Tiruchi District Central Cooperative Bank, and Indian Bank. Among the branches the Lalgudi branch of IOB stood first. Mr. Stalin also honoured the Lead District Manager Ramdas in recognition of his meritorious services to SHGs.

Presiding over, the State Transport Minister K.N. Nehru attributed the sanction of various projects to Tiruchi to the efforts of Mr. Stalin. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment D. Napolean, State Ministers N. Selvaraj and Poongothai Aladi Aruna, the District Collector T. Soundiah, IT Department Secretary P.W.C. Davidar, ELCOT Managing Director Santhosh Babu, and MLAs spoke on the occasion.

Keywords: IT Parks in Tier-II cities, M.K. Stalin, SHGs financing, K.N. Nehru, IT Park at Navalpattu

TAKE Solutions ready for expansion with allocation of land in ELCOT – SEZ Trichy, Tamil Nadu

Source :


- Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, MK Stalin, confers the rights-

Chennai, October 22, 2009 –TAKE Solutions Ltd. (BSE: 532890), leaders in Supply Chain Management and Life Sciences products, has been conferred the rights to 5 acres of land at the ELCOT – Navalpattu IT/ITES SEZ Trichy, Tamil Nadu, by the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, MK Stalin, today. The land allotment letters were awarded at the ELCOT SEZ inauguration ceremony in Trichy.

Take Solutions currently has 800+ employees working worldwide. The Trichy facility will enable the company further leverage the talent base available in Tamil Nadu.

“With the global economy now slowly emerging out of the recessionary phase, we believe this is the right time for expansion,” said Mr. Srinivasan HR, Vice-Chairman and Vision Holder, TAKE Solutions. “We have continually invested in Tamil Nadu and look forward to creating a world class facility at Trichy,” he further added.

The Tamil Nadu government has been actively developing the Trichy area with intent to provide a boost to business environment. This progressive step with the support of both ELCOT and the state government will help TAKE Solutions in strengthening its business operations.

Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) has planned the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) at seven Tier II cities across the state. This allocation of land was proposed in agreement with the State Government to provide cost-effective places to the software companies. ELCOT proposes to create a 50,000 sqft facility of its own in the proposed SEZs in Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Salem and Hosur.

About TAKE Solutions

TAKE Solutions is a leading international business technology company with products backed by a strong domain expertise in Life Sciences and Supply Chain Management – to provide cost-effective, comprehensive solutions for businesses. The vision of the company is to drive industry best practices through our proprietary, in-depth product know-how and solutions that enable business efficiencies for our clients. Since its inception in 2000, TAKE has been serving marquee clients in the Life Sciences and SCM arena. TAKE Solutions conducts business today in 16 countries with more than 350 customers.

Headquartered in Chennai, TAKE primarily drives its SCM Domain Excellence Centre and Global Delivery Centre from India. Company has strong presence in the USA with Life Sciences Domain Excellence centre located in Princeton, New Jersey.

TAKE Solutions is assessed at Level 5 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) & Level 3 of the People Capability Maturity Model, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. TAKE Solutions is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Charter Member of the Microsoft BioIT Alliance, and is a Registered CDISC Solution Provider.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் இன்று திருச்சி வருகை: தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவுக்கு நாளை அடிக்கல் நாட்டுகிறார்

Source மாலை நாளிதழ்

தமிழ்நாட்டில் சென்னை, கோவை, திருச்சி, மதுரை, நெல்லை மாவட்டங்களில் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காக்கள் அமைக்கப்படும் என முதல்- அமைச்சர் கருணாநிதி அறிவித்தார். அதன்படி சென்னை, கோவை தொடர்ந்து திருச்சியில் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்கா அமைக்க இடம் தேர்வு செய்யபட்டது.

திருச்சி அருகே உள்ள நவல்பட்டில் 400 ஏக்கர் இடம் தேர்வு செய்யப்பட்டது. மொத்தம் 9 நிறுவனங்களுக்கு தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவிற்கு இடங்கள் ஒதுக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளன.

தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவிற்கு அடிக்கல் நாட்டு விழா நாளை மாலை 4.30 மணிக்கு நவல்பட்டில் நடக்கிறது. அமைச்சர் கே.என்.நேரு தலைமை தாங்குகிறார். அமைச்சர்கள் செல்வராஜ், பூங்கோதை, மத்திய மந்திரி நெப்போலியன் முன்னிலை வகிக்கிறார்கள்.

துணை முதல்- அமைச்சர் மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவிற்கு அடிக்கல் நாட்டுகிறார். மேலும் மகளிர் சுய உதவி குழுக்களுக்கு சுழல் நிதி, ஏழை, எளிய மக்களுக்கு நலத்திட்ட உதவிகள் வழங்குகிறார். அதோடு திருவெறும்பூர் புதிய தாலுகாவையும் தொடங்கி வைத்து சிறப்புரையாற்றுகிறார்.

முன்னதாக நாளை (22-ந்தேதி) காலை 11 மணிக்கு முன்னாள் எம்.எல்.ஏ.வும் திருச்சி மாவட்ட தி.மு.க. செயலாளருமான அன்பில் பொய்யாமொழியின் மகன் பொ.உதயநிதி-அஞ்சுகம் திருமண வரவேற்பு நிகழ்ச்சி திருச்சி கரூர்-பைபாஸ் ரோட்டில் உள்ள கலைஞர் அறிவாலயத்தில் நடக்கிறது. இதில் துணை-முதல் அமைச்சர் மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் கலந்து கொண்டு மணமக்களை வாழ்த்தி பேசுகிறார்.

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் பங்கேற்க மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் இன்று மாலை திருப்பூரில் இருந்து புறப்பட்டு திருச்சிக்கு இரவு 9 மணிக்கு வருகிறார். அவருக்கு பெட்டவாய்த்தலையில் திருச்சி மாவட்ட தி.மு.க. சார்பில் தாரை, தப்பட்டை முழங்க உற்சாக வரவேற்பு அளிக்கப்படுகிறது.

இன்று இரவு சங்கம் ஓட்டலில் மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் தங்குகிறார். அதன் பிறகு நாளை நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் கலந்து கொண்டு விட்டு இரவு விமானம் மூலம் சென்னை புறப்பட்டு செல்கிறார்.

திருச்சிக்கு மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் வருகையையொட்டி அவரை வரவேற்கும் வகையில் பிரமாண்ட வளைவுகள் , டிஜிட்டல் பேனர்கள் வைக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளன. திருச்சி முழுவதும் சாலையோரங்களில் தி.மு.க. கொடிகள், அலங்கரிக் கப்பட்டு உள்ளன.

நவல்பட்டில் விழா நடக்கும் இடம் அருகே 1000 வாகனங்கள் நிறுத்தும் வகையில் ஏற்பாடு செய்யப்பட்டு உள்ளது. மொத்தம் 750 போலீசார் பாதுகாப்பு பணியில் ஈடுபடுத்தப்பட்டு உள்ளனர்.

Stalin to lay stone for IT Park at Navalpattu today

Source : The Hindu

The 50,000- square feet facility will be ready in 10 months

Stalin to hand over land allotment orders to nine IT companies

He will also lay the foundation stones for 1,837 projects

TIRUCHI: After a prolonged period of expectation, the Information Technology Park for Tiruchi is set to become a reality. Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin will lay the foundation stone for the IT Park at Navalpattu in the outskirts of the city on Thursday.

Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu will build a common facility centre spread over 50,000 square feet at the park within 10 months.

The centre and other infrastructure at the IT Park are to be created at an investment of about Rs.28.46 crore.

Tiruchi ranks next only to Coimbatore among the Tier-II cities in the State in attracting IT companies. Mr.Stalin would hand over the land allotment orders to nine IT companies, which have come forward to set up shop at the Park.

At a function to be held at IT Park site, Mr.Stalin will also inaugurate the newly formed Tiruverambur taluk, the ninth in the district, the new Uzhavar Sandhai at Tiruverambur, declare open the new buildings for Manapparai Government District Headquarters Hospital, the Thottiyam Government Hospital, and those of several other government agencies.

He will also lay the foundation stones for 1,837 development projects sanctioned at a total cost of Rs.68.73 crore and inaugurate 940 project works executed at a total cost of Rs.29.82 crore. He will also distribute welfare assistance worth Rs.28.74 crore to 4,777 beneficiaries, including revolving funds to the tune of Rs.1 crore to 1,000 women’s self help groups and Rs.24 crore as credit to 2,000 SHGs.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Big scope for IT in Tiruchi: Poongothai

Source : The Hindu states the Trichy IT park construction timeline and its potential influenced by the Airport expansion.


Nine IT and ITES companies have been allotted 67 acres of land in the 147-acre Navalpattu IT Park here, one of the six IT parks promoted by the State government in its Tier-II cities through the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT).

The Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will hand over the allotment orders to the companies on October 22 when the foundation will be laid for the works on creation of Rs. 28 crore infrastructure that includes construction of 50,000 square feet built-up space, laying of roads, and provision of water supply and power.

“The IT Park in Tiruchi has received the highest patronage amongst Tier-II cities. The infrastructure works will be completed within 10 months from the time of start,” the State Minister for IT Poongothai Aladi Aruna told presspersons on Thursday. The works at the Madurai and Tirunelveli IT Parks will get over a month earlier, she said.

The companies that have been allotted land in the IT parks were also expected to carry out their construction works simultaneously. As per SEZ (Special Economic Zones) norms, land allotted to them can be taken back if they do not commence operations within two years, the Minister said, replying to a query.

Dr. Poongothai saw in the expansion of the Tiruchi Airport a high scope for bigger IT and ITES companies to launch operations in future.

Business Process Outsourcing, Dr. Poongothai observed, has been rising up the value chain, projecting creation of four lakh direct jobs and 12 lakh indirect jobs State-wide through the IT sector. Software exports has risen by 15 per cent in Tamil Nadu compared to the national average of 11 per cent, she explained, when asked to comment on the IT slowdown.

Software companies in Tamil Nadu were increasingly carrying out projects for European and African countries. Within India, there was enormous employment potential in projects pertaining to e-governance initiatives, Dr. Poongothai said.

Accompanied by the District Collector T. Soundiah, the Managing Director of ELCOT Santhosh Babu, the Tiruverumbur MLA K.N. Sekaran, and senior officials, the Minister visited the IT Park site earlier in the day.

Keywords: IT, Tiruchi, Poongothai, Navalpattu IT Park, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Software companies


Sunday, October 11, 2009

IT investments go up in smaller cities of TN

Source : Times of India

Chennai: Not just depending on tech biggies to drive investments into tier II locations, the Tamil Nadu government is pushing ahead with its plans to allot land to second generation IT companies. In a first, 11 tech companies would get land allotment letters from deputy chief minister MK Stalin on October 22 when the ELCOT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is inaugurated in Tiruchi.

According to sources, BPO company Sutherland has already been allocated 10 acres for setting up a development centre in Tiruchi. Besides, Zylog Systems, Vishwak Solutions, Unlimited Innovations and Take Solutions from Chennai would be allotted five acres each. Last Peak Data from Kolkata, Integra Software from Puducherry, Assyst International from Ernakulam and embedded software and services company from Bangalore – iWave Systems — would also be allocated five acres each.

Elcot is setting up nine SEZs across the state, including Tiruchi. Two are coming up in Sholinganallur near Chennai and Madurai, one each in Tirunelveli, Salem, Coimbatore, Hosur and Tiruchi. The arrival of tier-II companies in Tiruchi amidst signs of a general economic revival is seen as a harbinger of IT investments growing beyond Chennai and Coimbatore in the smaller cities across the state. The presence of skilled manpower and the availability of land are seen as contributing factors for this resurgence.

“Clearly, it is a great set-up coming up at the new SEZ. Tier I companies are expanding elsewhere in the state, but we have received good support from tier II companies. Santhosh Babu, managing director, Elcot (the state government’s technology investments facilitation arm) said. Professional workforce a big lure in tier II locations

Chennai: In a move to get more revenues from investments in tier II locations in the state, the government is planning to allot land to second generation IT firms. The presence of competent workforce and land availability are seen as the significant factors for the revitalisation of investments in tier II locations in the state.
‘‘After land allocation is done, these companies would start constructing their facilities and the only condition is that they have to start software exports in three years’ time,” Santhosh Babu, managing director, Elcot (the state government’s technology investments facilitation arm) added.

After the first round of land allocation (letters for some 60 acres would be issued), the remaining area in the Tiruchi SEZ would be about 80 acres.
Located at Navalpattu, the Tiruchi SEZ is spread across 147.61 acres, of which 123.23 acres have been set aside for SEZ activities and 24.28 acres for non-SEZ. This is probably the only tech park in a tier II town which is close to the airport. The Tiruchi international airport is less than 10 km from the SEZ and the presence of a large residential hub promoted by Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) close to the SEZ makes it all the more attractive.

“The allocation of land to tier II companies clearly shows smaller towns are growing in the state. Tiruchi as an IT destination has the right infrastructure, and investments made here by companies can be scaled up rapidly,” K Purushothaman, regional director, Tamil Nadu, NASSCOM (the software developers’ association), told The Times of India.

Once the Tiruchi SEZ gets inaugurated on October 22, Elcot hopes to push companies to Tiruchi. “Companies which were holding back investments due to economic recession are showing first signs to invest in creating infrastructure. In our view, 2010 would be a watershed year for tech investments in the state and we would be ready with infrastructure, to capture all these” Babu added.

Companies that would function at the ELCOT Special Economic Zone to be inaugurated in Tiruchi

Zylog Systems Limited I
ntegra Software Services
Last Peak Data
Health Plan Systems
Vishwak Solutions
iWave Systems
Vision Tech Solutions
Unlimited Innovations
Assyst International
Take Solutions


Saturday, October 10, 2009

நவல்பட்டு டைட்டல் பார்க் அமையும் இடத்தை அமைச்சர் ஆய்வு

Source Maalaimalar news below about IT Park inspection by Transport Minister, Collector and other officials.

திருவெறும்பூர் அருகே நவல்பட்டில் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்கா (டைட்டல் பார்க்) அடிக்கல் நாட்டு விழா, திருவெறும்பூர் பேரூராட்சி புதிய அலுவலகம், மற்றும் புதிய தாலுகா அலுவலகம் திறப்பு விழா வருகிற 22-ந்தேதி மாலை நடக்கிறது.

விழாவில் துணை முதல்- அமைச்சர் மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் கலந்து கொண்டு திறந்து வைக்கிறார்.

மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் வருகையை முன்னிட்டு இன்று காலை டைட்டல் பார்க் அமைய உள்ள இடத்தையும் புதிய தாலுக்கா, பேரூராட்சி அலுவலகத்தையும் அமைச்சர் நேரு, கலெக்டர் சவுண்டையா ஆகியோர் நேரில் சென்று பார்வையிட்டனர்.

இதில் திருவெறும்பூர் கே.என்.சேகரன் எம்.எல்.ஏ., துணை மேயர் அன்பழகன், மேயர் சுஜாதா,திருவெறும்பூர் யூனியன் தலைவர் சாந்தகுமாரி சாலமன், துவாக்குடி நகராட்சி தலைவர் காயாம்பு, திருவெறும்பூர் பேரூராட்சி தலைவர் பன்னீர்செல்வம், துணை தலைவர் ஜெயலட்சுமி குமார், மாவட்ட கவுன்சிலர் கருணாநிதி, அப்துல்குத்தூஸ், சோமஅரங்கராசன், நவல்பட்டு சித்ரவேல், பட்டவெளி ராமராஜ், கூத்தை செல்வராஜ், நீலமேகம், எலந்தப்பட்டி ராமராஜ், சோழமாதேவி சுப்பிரமணி, ஒன்றிய கவுன்சிலர் சண்முகம், உள்பட பலர் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Aviation academy for Tiruchi

The Hindu reports that Aviation academy is come up in Tiruchi for training pilots.

As Tiruchians, we no see an increasing number of domestic and international flights along with this new addition makes it a multipurpose hub. Few months back, there was also a talk about making Trichy airport a hub for Cargo carriers. The expansion of runway might serve as a strong dependency for further expansions.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

நவல்பட்டு தொழில்நுட்ப பூங்காவை மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் திறந்து வைக்கிறார் - திருவெறும்பூர் சேகரன் எம்.எல்.ஏ. தகவல்

மாலைமலைர் இதழ் - திருவெறும்பூர் சேகரன் எம்.எல்.ஏ. தகவலின் படி அடுத்த மாதம் 22-ந்தேதி நவல்பட்டு தொழில்நுட்ப பூங்காவை மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் திறந்து வைக்கிறார்.

திருவெறும்பூர் ஒன்றியத்திற்கு பெருமை சேர்க்கும் விதமாக வருகிற அக்டோபர் 22-ந்தேதி நவல்பட்டில் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவை துணை முதல்-அமைச்சர் ஸ்டாலின் திறந்துவைப்பதோடு திருவெறும்பூர் தாலுக்கா அமையும் இடத்தினை பார்வையிடுகிறார்.

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's OFFICIAL - Tiruchi IT park will be inaugurated next month

The news from The Hindu confirms the previous news that IT Park becoming a reality soon. This is a great news considering upcoming IIM along with BIM , Anna University in close vicinity and also spurring an inclusive demographic growth in TamilNadu.


The Tiruchi IT Park, at Navalpattu in the outskirts of the city, would be inaugurated next month, said Santhosh Babu, Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), here on Friday.

The Information Technology Park, covering an area of about 147 acres of land, has already been notified as a Special Economic Zone by the Union government. Orders on allotment of lands to about 10 IT companies, including Cognizant Technology Solutions, would be issued within the next few days.

Work on creating the infrastructure such as compound walls, roads, drains and cable network at the park premises had begun. Construction of about 50,000 square feet of built space to serve as an incubation centre of the ELCOT at a cost of Rs.14 crore would begin within the next few days, Mr. Babu told media persons.

Stating that the government was taking all steps to promote tier II cities as IT destinations, Mr. Babu maintained that there had been a good response from IT companies to the Tiruchi IT Park and 16 firms had applied for allotment of land.

“We held a meeting with the companies and they have promised to start construction as soon the park is inaugurated,” he said.

ELCOT had also planned to hold ‘Empower IT’ meet in Tiruchi, probably next month, to bring students and employers on a common platform so that candidates could understand the industrial requirements and equip them accordingly.

Source: The Hindu

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Deputy CM Stalin to Inaugurate IT Park on 21/10

According to a special interview with Trichy Collector, IT park at NAvalpattu will be inaugurated on October 21st of this year by Deputy CM Stalin. Following is the link

Morais City Layout

It is heard(to be confirmed) that the cost per sq ft ranges from Rs550 to Rs650.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


According to today's news from The Hindu , IT park construction work is all set to begin in Navalpattu.

The news as reported by The Hindu is below


The ELCOT (Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu) reviewed the conditions for commencement of works at the IT Park in Navalpattu here earlier this week.

Marg Constructions Ltd., which has been entrusted with the task of constructing ELCOT’s 50,000 square feet IT building in a two acre plot on the 147.61 acre IT Park premises, has started its preparatory works in order to complete the project by the end of May 2010. According to official sources, works on creation of common infrastructure facilities and construction of IT space will progress simultaneously.

The ELCOT has conducted meetings with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board. The TNEB has been provided with five acres of land to set up a 110 kv sub station and the TWAD Board is exploring the feasibility to provide 3MLD (million litres per day) water.

Official sources said the Highways Department has initiated steps to take over the 120 feet road linking the IT Park to the Tiruchi-Pudukkottai Highway for four-lane works. Construction of an 80-feet road from the IT Park to the Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway via Sholamadevi is also on ELCOT’s agenda.

The State government had alienated the land to ELCOT, and the Centre accorded Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status for the Tiruchi IT Park and duly notified the same in the Gazette on March 12, 2008.

Subsequently, the ELCOT allotted 10 acres of land to Sutherland Global Services Pvt. Ltd. A similar extent of land has been earmarked for Cognizant Technology Solutions, and two acres of land has been made available for HCL.

While other bigger players have adopted a ‘wait and watch’ approach, smaller IT companies have patronised the IT Park well. The entire IT space has been booked, a senior official said, observing that the prospects for cutting down operational costs, proximity to the International Airport, and scope for nil attrition were vital factors favouring Tiruchi as an ideal IT destination.

These companies have pinned hopes on the Southern Railways for operation of additional day-time express trains exclusively between Tiruchi and Chennai to foster their growth.

According to an ELCOT publication, upon completion, the IT Park was expected to provide employment to 20,000 candidates directly and to 60,000 candidates indirectly.

Keywords: Tiruchi IT Park, ELCOT, Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Marg Constructions Ltd, Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sales Pitch by State Information Technology Minister

State Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna recently stepped up her sales pitch for an inclusive growth in Tier II cities and calling out the recent Infrastructure developments the state is going through. More details at
The Hindu

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Need for improved transportation to cover Navalpattu

There has been a compelling need for improved transportation from the Navalpattu area, as per the outcry from local residents. The following two posts from The Hindu are as below

From : K.P. Leon,Navalpattu Annanagar.
About 3,000 families are residing in the Tamil Nadu Housing Board houses at Anna Nagar and Police Colony, situated at Navalpattu Panchayat. A large number of office-goers and students residing in these areas travel to Main Guard Gate.
But there are no adequate bus services. A minimum of four buses may be introduced from Anna Nagar and Police Colony to Main Guard Gate via the two routes of Junction and Tiruverumbur respectively.

From:R. Hariharan,Airport Colony.
Exclusive bus service to and from airport

Many flights are being operated from Tiruchi airport. The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation is operating only one bus from airport to the city.

This causes a lot of hardship to the people as they have to pay exorbitant money for the autos and taxis. Also, the residents of Kamaraj Nagar and other areas adjacent to the airport have to depend on the buses which ply from OFT/HAPP/Police Colony to the city, which are always crowded.
It is high time that the transport authorities operate more or exclusive bus services from and to airport.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

IT Park to begin soon : Says Minister K.N.Nehru

Source :

Transport Minister K.N.Nehru addressed the public that IT Park work at Navalpattu will begin soon and 8 big firms will start their business soon leading to a potential job opportunity for 1 lakh people. No specific timeframe was provided.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Eductional institutions embrace BHEL

The following article talks about BHEL's direct campus recruitment from Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and the Anna University, Chennai. At a time of recession, it is impressive that BHEL can extend this level of growth and provide employment opportunities. The addition of approximately 6500 resources makes a direct contribution to the local economy and the lifestyle as well.

While some Tiruchians could see the glass half empty on IT park delay, Airport expansion delay etc, others could see the glass half full through the value added by BHEL, expanding University and a slower but promising expansion to the Airport as well. The Hindu article provides the details on the institution recruitment topic.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tiruchi airport to be partially privatised

The Civil Aviation Ministry is planning to partially privatise non-metro airports, according to Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel who visited Chennai on July 5,2009.
Under this arrangement, Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said other than the terminal buildings, the operational area and the runway, areas including car parking, courier and cargo facilities would be handed over to private companies under Private-Public Partnership arrangements. The AAI would lease the land to the private operator and the operator would pay the AAI a licence fee.
Source - The Hindu

The above is a good news for Trichy since private firms are purely profit oriented and would have committed expectations from Govt. Though this is a very early start for what is to come, the background of the private party taking this opportunity would be a good indicator for the underlying potential of the Trichy airport developments.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tiruchy IT Park - Back in the News

As per the Dinamalar edition March 4, 2009, there seems to be a revival to the Trichy IT Park construction topic.

In short, construction of IT Building, track paths, compound costruction etc budgeted around 25.6 crore rupees is to kick off in another month. As a first phase of this, ELCOT has planned to utilize 9.5 crores for land area of 500000 sqft. The target for this entire development is by Feb 2010.

The details as reported by Dinamalar can be found at the linke below

IT Park news from Dinamalar

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Trichy Airport Inauguration Complete

Following Expansion work, Trichy airport was recently inaugurated by Mr P.Chidambaram, Indian Union Minister of Home Affairs, on 21/02/2009.

Few pics from a different site can be reached as below.

Some Videos at

This inauguration along with the recent deployment of additional 70 CISF staff has enabled daily flights to Dubai, Singapore from 03/03/2009.

A good beginning !!