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