Punjab Moots IT Knowledge Park

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 29, 2009

The state government of Punjab plans to set up a self-contained integrated information technology and knowledge industry park at Rajpura Town in Patiala Districtl.

The decision to establish an IT park was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, a government official said.

If developed, the IT hub would be the first facility of its kind being offered by the state for investment.

Badal has reportedly given in-principle approval for acquisition of common land in six villages - Sehra, Pabra, Sehri, Takhtu Majra, Akri and Akar - for setting up the park.

S.S. Channy, principal secretary in the industries and commerce department, said the project would be developed in a phased manner with residential and social infrastructure facilities like healthcare, recreation, health clubs and hotels.

It has also been proposed to install an Internet tower with satellite connectivity for direct software export and communication and WiMax technology for high-speed wireless connectivity.