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Friday, December 31, 2010

TANGEDCO to set up sub-station for IT park

he Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) will set up a separate power sub-station for the ELCOT Information Technology Park, which was recently inaugurated in Navalpattu in the city.

The TANGEDCO has planned to set up 230 KV sub-station at an outlay of about Rs.30 crore and has sought a site of 10 acres from the ELCOT for setting up the sub-station.

The 230 KV will be converted into 110 KV through a step-down process, before ensuring supply to the ELCOT, corporation sources told ‘The Hindu' here on Friday.

Work will be taken up shortly after the ELCOT handed over the site and is expected to be completed over a period of six months. The sources said that the TANGEDCO has made all arrangements for ensuring an assured power supply.

Demand for power

Initially, the ELCOT's demand for power was far less ranging between 5 to 10 MW and obviously the corporation had then sought five acres of land.

With the rise in demand for 65 MW, the corporation has planned to set up a sub-station with a capacity of 230 KV, source said.

The TANGEDCO will attach priority for the execution of the work. A transformer of 100 MVA capacity would be installed for the supply of power to the park, sources added.

Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin inaugurated the IT Park, spread over in 147.61 acres, on December 9.

The IT Park has been given the status Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

The IT cum administrative building has a space of 50,000 sq. feet. With the setting up of this IT Park, the value of software exports from Tiruchi region is expected to increase several fold from the existing annual level of Rs. 26.21crore.


Source The Hindu

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tiruchi IT Park commissioned

The value of software exports from the Tiruchi region will increase several-fold from the existing Rs. 26.21 crore per year with the inauguration of the IT Park of ELCOT at Navalpattu, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Thursday.

Four companies were allotted 10,000 out of the 50,000 square feet IT-cum-administrative building that Mr.Stalin declared open in the presence of State Ministers K.N. Nehru, Poongothai Aladi Aruna, S. Selvaraj, and Tiruverumbur MLA K.N.Sekaran.

Development works valued at Rs. 15 crore out of the Rs. 60 crore planned for investment had been completed by ELCOT in the IT Park, with the status of Special Economic Zone, spread over 147.61 acres. Nine companies had been sanctioned 37 acres for developing their facilities.

In the next five years, the IT Park would attract investments worth Rs. 800 crore creating 20,000 direct employment and 40,000 indirect employment opportunities, Mr. Stalin said.

Source : The Hindu

Thursday, December 9, 2010

நூறு அடிச் சாலை சீரமைக்கப்படுமா?

திருச்சி நவல்பட்டு அண்ணாநகர் அருகேயுள்ள தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவுக்குச் செல்லும் நூறு அடிச் சாலையைச் சீரமைக்க வேண்டும் என இந்தப் பகுதி மக்கள் எதிர்பார்க்கின்றனர்.

திருச்சி- புதுக்கோட்டை சாலையில் குண்டூர் அருகே தொடங்கும் இந்தச் சாலை, தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவுக்கான பிரதான சாலையாக விளங்குகிறது.

மேலும், தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்காவைச் சுற்றியுள்ள துப்பாக்கி தொழில்சாலை, நவல்பட்டு, அண்ணாநகர், போலீஸ் காலனி, காந்தலூர், எலந்தப்பட்டி, பழங்கானங்குடி, பூலாங்குடி, சூரியூர் உள்ளிட்ட பகுதி மக்கள், திருச்சிக்கு எளிதாகச் சென்று வர இந்தச் சாலையைப் பயன்படுத்தி வருகின்றனர். பயண நேரம் குறைவாக இருப்பதே இதற்குக் காரணம்.

இந்த நூறு அடிச் சாலையில் பேருந்துகள் இயக்கப்பட்டு வந்தன. ஆனால், கடந்த இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு பெய்த பலத்த மழையின் போது, அங்குள்ள உப்பாறு வாரியில் நீர்வரத்து செல்ல வழியில்லாமல், நவல்பட்டு, அண்ணாநகர், போலீஸ் காலனி, பர்மா காலனி, சிலோன் காலனி போன்ற பகுதிகளை வெள்ளம் சூழும் நிலை ஏற்பட்டது. இதையடுத்து, அந்தப் பகுதி மக்கள் நூறு அடிச் சாலையில் பெரிய பள்ளத்தைத் தோண்டினர். அதன்பிறகு, இந்தச் சாலை சீரமைக்கப்படவேயில்லை. இதனால், மிகவும் பழுதடைந்த இந்தச் சாலையை இரு சக்கர வாகன ஓட்டிகள் மட்டும் எச்சரிக்கையோடு பயன்படுத்தி வருகின்றனர்.

இந்தச் சாலையைப் பயன்படுத்தி வந்த மக்கள் துப்பாக்கி தொழில்சாலை வழியாக மாத்தூர் ரவுண்டானா சென்று அங்கிருந்து திருச்சி சென்று வருகின்றனர். இதனால், பயண நேரம் சுமார் ஒரு மணி நேரம் விரயமாகிறது.

இதுதொடர்பாக திருவெறும்பூர் சட்டப்பேரவைத் தொகுதி உறுப்பினர் கே.என். சேகரன், பல முறை கோரிக்கை விடுத்தும், நெடுஞ்சாலைத் துறையினர் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கவில்லை என்று கூறப்படுகிறது.

எனவே, பள்ளி, கல்லூரி மாணவ- மாணவிகள், அலுவலகம் செல்வோர், பொதுமக்களுக்கு பயனுள்ளதாக இருந்த இந்தச் சாலையை, தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பப் பூங்கா அமையவுள்ள இந்த நேரத்திலாவது சீரமைக்க விரைவாக நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும் என்று இந்தப் பகுதி மக்கள் எதிர்பார்க்கின்றனர்.

Source: Dinamani

Software exports from Tiruchi set to rise

Value of software exports from Tiruchi region will increase several-fold from the existing level of Rs. 26.21 crore per year, the Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said after inaugurating the IT Park of ELCOT at Navalpattu here on Thursday.

Mr. Stalin attributed Tamil Nadu's rise to occupy the second position in the country in software and hardware exports to the comprehensive IT policy devised by the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in 1996 during the DMK's previous stint.

IT Secretary P.W.C. Davidar said that the IT-cum-administrative building at Navalpattu was completed in one year and two months' time. Companies establishing their units in the IT park would source local talent, he said. The Managing Director of ELCOT Santhosh Babu said that the IT Park would usher in significant economic growth similar to the development brought about by BHEL.

Source: The Hindu

Sunday, November 21, 2010

IT park Inauguration on Dec 8,2010

திருச்சி நவல்பட்டில் கட்டப்பட்டுள்ள தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவை மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் திறக்கிறார்; 8-ந்தேதி பிரமாண்ட விழா

திருச்சி நவல்பட்டில் அண்ணாநகரில் 147.63 ஏக்கரில் ஐ.டி.பார்க் அமைக்கப்பட திட்டமிடப்பட்டு பணிகள் நடந்து வருகிறது. முதல் கட்டமாக 2 ஏக்கர் நிலப்பரப்பில் 60 ஆயிரம் சதுர அடியில் எல்காட் நிறுவனம் மூலம் கட்டிடம் கட்டப்பட்டு உள்ளது.


இந்த பணிகள் முடிவடையும் தருவாயில் உள்ளது. இதில் முதல் கட்டமாக அசிஸ்ட் ஐலிங் செவன்த்சென்ஸ் ஆகிய 3 நிறுவனங்களின் அலுவலகங்கள் செயல்பட உள்ளன. மேலும் இண்டகிரேட், சயின்டிபிக் ஒகேஸ் நிறுவனங்களும் செயல்பட உள்ளன.

தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்கா கட்டிடத்தின் திறப்பு விழா வருகிற 8-ந்தேதி மாலை நடக்கிறது. துணை முதல்-அமைச்சர் மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்கா கட்டிடத்தை திறந்து வைக்கிறார்.

மேலும் விழாவில் புதிய கட்டிடங்கள் அடிக்கல் நாட்டிப்பணிகளை தொடங்கி வைத்தும் திறந்து வைத்தும் பேசுகிறார்.

முன்னதாக தொழில்நுட்ப பூங்கா கட்டிட இறுதி கட்டபணிகளை அமைச்சர் பூங்கோதை பார்வையிட்டார். அதிகாரிகளிடம் ஆலோசனை நடத்தினார்.
திருச்சிக்கு துணை முதல்-அமைச்சர் வருகையை தொடர்ந்து அமைச்சர்கள் கே.என்.நேரு, செல்வராஜ், கலெக்டர் மகேசன் காசிராஜன், துணை மேயர் அன்பழகன், எம்.எல்.ஏ.க்கள் அன்பில் பெரியசாமி, கே.என்.சேகரன் மற்றும் அதிகாரிகள் தி.மு.க.வினர் விழா வரவேற்பு ஏற்பாடுகளில் மும்முரம் காட்டி வருகின்றனர்.

Source: Maalaimalar

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

IT Park structural works to be over by month-end

Civil and structural works in the Tiruchi IT Park at Navalpattu would be completed by October 30, State IT Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna said on Friday.

IT and ITEs companies have already booked fifty per cent of the 50,000 square feet ‘warm shell' space in the IT Park, Ms. Poongothai said after a spot-review of the works in the IT Park.

She was accompanied by State Transport Minister K.N. Nehru, Managing Director of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) Santhosh Babu, District Collector Mahesan Kasirajan and other senior officials.

The ELCOT has constructed the IT Park building at an investment of Rs. 14.26 crore. Another Rs. 14.21 crore has been spent on creation of amenities like road, electricity and construction of compound wall. The electro-mechanical works would taken up for a month once the structural works get completed, a senior ELCOT official said.

Terming the IT Park in Coimbatore as the growth model for a Tier-II city in the country, Ms. Poongothai said Tiruchi ranks next only to Coimbatore in terms of the preference by national and multi-national companies to start their operations.

Of the 147 acres in the IT Park, allotment of 100 acres has been made to companies so far. Nine companies would be establishing their own facilities in the allotted portion, the Minister said, adding that the date for the opening of the IT Park would be decided after consultations with the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister.

To a query, the Minister said the proposal to get the link road between the IT Park and Gundur on the Tiruchi-Pudukkottai Highway was in the pipeline.

Ms. Poongothai was hopeful that the process of relaying the 100-feet four-lane road could be started by the start of next year to coincide with the commencement of operations by the IT companies. Two local bodies (Navalpattu and Gundur panchayats) have adopted resolutions for alienating the road from their jurisdiction and the rural development department has handed over the seven kilometre stretch to the State Highways department, official sources added.

Source: The Hindu

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Link road to IT park to be relaid

With the decks being cleared for companies to occupy the 50,000 square feet building constructed at the Navalpattu IT park by the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), the Ministry of Information Technology is now keen on getting the link road from Gundur on the Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway to the IT Park relaid at the earliest.

IT Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna, it is learnt, is fervently pursuing the matter with the Highways Department since the operations at the park could commence by the start of next year.

Over two decades ago, Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) developed 100 Feet Road to provide a link from the Anna Nagar Housing Colony to the Tiruchi-Pudukkottai Highway. However, the road was twice washed away at a couple of places in heavy monsoon rains. These two spots warrant construction of bridges.

The movement of vehicles along the stretch is expected to be heavy once the park gets operational. Till the road is relaid, the only other option for ELCOT is to rely on a parallel road maintained by the Defence Ministry. However, the ministry may not be inclined to permit ELCOT to use its road indefinitely.

The nearly seven-kilometre-long 100 feet link road belonging to the Gundur and Navalpattu panchayats was transferred from the Rural Development Department to the Highways Department several months ago.


Source: The Hindu

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Air India Schedule

Air India Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

From

To

Flight No.

Frequency

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Tiruchy

Kuala Lumpur

IX 622

Daily

1:15 AM

 

Kuala Lumpur

Tiruchy

IX 621

Daily

 

10:15 AM

Tiruchy

Singapore

IX 682

Daily

1:00 AM

 

Singapore

Tiruchy

IX 681

Daily

 

10:30 AM

Tiruchy

Dubai

IX 611

Daily except Tuesdays

12:40 PM

 

Dubai

Tiruchy

IX 612

Daily except Tuesdays

 

11:50 PM

Tiruchy

Abu Dhabi

IX 613

Thursday, Saturday

3:30 PM

 

Abu Dhabi

Tiruchy

IX 614

Friday, Sunday

 

12:50 AM

Tiruchy

Chennai

 

Daily

11:30 AM

 

Tiruchy

Trivandrum

 

Tuesday

11:50 AM

 

Trivandrum

Tiruchy

 

Tuesday

 

11:35 PM

 


Source
The Hindu

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Three IT parks in TN to be opened by year end

Chennai: Three Information Technology parks, being developed by the Tamil Nadu Government in Tier II cities, would be inaugurated before the end of this year, state IT Minister Poongothai said on Tuesday.

"Tamil Nadu is one of the few states in the country to have lot of IT parks. Currently work is on nine IT parks in places like Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore and Hosur," she told reporters.

The Tiruchirapalli IT Park which is being set up at a cost of Rs 14.23 crore, Tirunelveli (Rs 13) crore and Madurai IT Park (Rs 22 crore) were in advanced stages. "These IT parks will be inaugurated before the end of this year", she said.

ELCOT (Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu) is promoting the nine IT parks in Tier I and II cities. These are being set up under Public Private Partnership mode in Tier II cities.

A large number of companies had expressed interest in the Tiruchirappalli IT park, she said they had recently completed a roadshow to promote the IT Parks.

Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Madurai would have mini-buildings of about 50,000 sq ft each. Tiruchirapalli park is filling up fast and nearly about 32,000 sq ft had already been reserved while for Tirunelveli 9,000 sq ft had been booked, she said.


Source: SIFY NEWS

Monday, August 23, 2010

ELCOT to rent out IT space by October

The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) has almost completed the structural works in its building in Navalpattu IT Park where 50,000 sq feet IT space is to be provided to clients.

Already booked

About 20,000 sq feet space has already been booked for four companies: Integra Software Services, OKS Pre-press services, Scientific Publishing Services and Sadhana Software, official sources told The Hindu.

Though ELCOT originally intended to provide the IT space with ‘plug and play' facility in the building, ‘warm shell' space was subsequently considered ideal due to varying requirements of clients. Electricity, air-conditioning and automation facilities will be created and with these the companies would adapt the working environment to their design.

The remaining work constituting 40 per cent of the building project constitutes construction of side wall, plastering, fixing of electrical fittings, erection of lift and false ceiling works.

ELCOT is certain about finishing the plastering work by the middle of next month.

“By October end, we would be renting out the space to clients for carrying out interior works. Companies housed in the built-up space are likely to commence operations from January or February next year,” a senior official said.

The ELCOT has been in the recent weeks following up the proposal it had submitted earlier to the Government for strengthening of the existing 100 feet road to a distance of about six kilometres that links the IT Park with the Tiruchi-Pudukottai Highway. The work is expected to be carried out by the State Highways department.

The proposed 80-feet road linking the IT Park with the Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway via Cholamadevi will be taken up for implementation after a couple of years, it is learnt.

Work on creation of golf course and residential apartments in the IT Park area as vital components of the full-fledged eco-system will commence once the companies occupy the entire 50,000 sq feet of IT space and start operations, sources said, adding that the ELCOT would opt for public-private partnership model on a BOT (Build, Operate, Transfer) basis to create the residential infrastructure.

Source: The Hindu

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

IT parks in Tiruchi, Madurai and Tirunelveli will be ready in next 8-12 weeks

The Information Technology (IT) Parks and ELCOT owned 50,000 sq.ft building inside the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Tiruchi, Madurai and Tirunelveli will be ready in the next 8 to 12 weeks time, said P.W.C. Davidar, IT Secretary on Wednesday.

Talking to The Hindu, he said that it would take some more months for the Hosur IT Park to get going as the work order was given recently and the work would commence soon. The IT department was racing against time to complete the ELCOT buildings including infrastructure work for entire SEZs at Tiruchi, Madurai and Tirunelveli.

“We have created the right kind of physical infrastructure and are looking for both big and smaller units to occupy it. We will give them a minimum of one acre of land. We have many engineering colleges around these places and they are doing well and hence finding the right firm will not be a problem,” he said.

Santhosh Babu, Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), said that a road show will be held in the city during the first week of September to market IT parks as well as ELCOT incubation centres at SEZ. Around 400 CEOs have been invited for the road show.

“Henceforth, land allotment would be an easy process, since ELCOT has been given the guidelines to do it on a fast track basis. The entire process can be completed within two or three days. Those firms having Rs.1 crore turnover or Rs.50 lakh export turnover can ask for a minimum of one acre of land,” Mr. Babu said.


Source: The Hindu

IT park to be opened by November

Work on the construction of about 50,000 square feet of built-up space at the IT Park coming up at Navalpattu in Tiruchi would be completed by end of October, according to K. N. Nehru, Transport Minister.

Mr. Nehru, who inspected the progress of the construction of the building along with T. Soundiah, Collector, and K. N. Sekaran, MLA, on Tuesday, said the IT Park would be opened in the first week of November.

The built-up area, which would also serve as an incubation centre, is being constructed by the ELCOT at a cost of about Rs.14.50 crore. The building would have all necessary facilities for IT companies.

Work on creating the other necessary infrastructure, including approach roads, was also underway currently.

The IT Park would come up in an area of about 147 acres of land.

Nine companies have already been allotted plots in the IT Park.

Source:
The Hindu

City poised for expansion

The boundaries of the Tiruchi Corporation would soon be expanded to include Tiruverambur area also, said K.N.Nehru, Transport Minister here on Tuesday.

Speaking at a function to inaugurate issue of sale deeds to buyers of houses from the Tamil Nadu Housing Board at Navalpattu Anna Nagar on the city outskirts, Mr.Nehru also disclosed that a proposal for building a new by-pass road from Tiruverambur to the Tiruchi-Chennai highway via Vengur and Natarajapuram has been forwarded to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for financial assistance.

Another by-pass road linking the Tiruchi-Thanjavur, Tiruchi-Pudukottai and Tiruchi-Madurai highways has already been sanctioned, he said, highlighting the various development measures taken up in the city. About Rs.1,000 crore worth development projects have been sanctioned for Tiruchi over the past four years.

Source: The Hindu

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ELCOT sure of leasing out entire IT Park space

ELCOT hopes to complete its 50,000 sq feet building at Navalpattu IT Park by September-October.

The building will have a capacity to accommodate 500 professionals of smaller companies to whom the space will be leased out. The smaller companies will operate from the building till they construct their own buildings, official sources said.

Though the building is scheduled for completion by November, the ELCOT has expedited the process since some start-up companies are already prepared to commence their operations, it is learnt. “Probably the entire 50,000 sq feet space will be leased out to the existing allottees,” informed sources said. Nine bigger companies that have so far been allotted land in the IT Park for constructing their own buildings are expected to start their works by June-July. As per the ELCOT norms, they will have to commence operations within two years from the date they take delivery of the land. The ELCOT is expected to make another EOI (expression of interest) notification for accommodating more such companies within a couple of months. The land will be delivered to the nine companies and the new applicants once the on-going infrastructure works are completed. Works on construction of compound wall, culverts, and six-lane road of 45 metre breadth are in full swing.


Source The Hindu

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New bypass sanctioned for Tiruchi (Near IT Park)

The city is all set to get a new bypass connecting three major national highways (NH), the Tiruchi-Thanjavur NH 67, the Tiruchi-Pudukottai-Karaikudi NH 210 and the Tiruchi-Madurai NH 45B.

The bypass, which would be a semi-ring road, has been sanctioned under the four-laning project of the Tiruchi-Karaikudi section of NH 210 by the National Highways Authority of India.

The new by-pass will run from Thuvakudi area to the Mathur region on the Tiruchi-Pudukottai Highway and then on to Panchapur on the Tiruchi-Madurai Highway. Another by-pass is being laid between Panchapur and Jeeyapuram on the Tiruchi-Karur Highway. Once the new by-pass between NH 67 and NH 45 B is laid, the city would almost have a ring road, with only the Tiruchi-Chennai Highway being the missing link.

More details at The Hindu

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Five IT parks by year-end - Says IT Minister Poongothai

Anticipating a surge in the Information Technology sector next year, the State government is readying five IT parks/ IT Special Economic Zones for launch between April and December.

“The biggest IT park in Tamil Nadu, the Sholinganallur IT park, will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin in April,” said Information Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna, after an inspection of the park on Tuesday morning. The IT park in Coimbatore would be ready by June and IT parks in Tirunelveli, Madurai and Tiruchi by the end of the year, she added.

More details at Source : The Hindu