Hyderabad, Feb 3: Andhra Pradesh Government proposes to set up an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) spread over 50,000 acres near Maheshwaram near here to promote investments in sectors such as IT and IT-enabled services.Addressing the media after a meeting, Chief Minister K Rosaiah, Minister for Information Technology Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said ``50,000 acres of land was identified between Maheshwaram and Mamidipally for setting up ITIR in Hyderabad.
The Government would forward this proposal to the Centre.’’``It was decided during Y S Rajasekhar Reddy regime to set up ITIRs at Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada and Warangal. The ITIR will be a specifically notified zone, which will include 40 per cent of processing area and the rest comprising social infrastructure, residential areas and administrative units,’’ the Komatireddy added.If the proposed plan materializes, then Hyderabad ITIR would provide employment to nearly 15 lakh people directly and 53 lakh people indirectly in the next 25 years,'’ the Minister opined.
``The on-going agitations will have no impact on the IT sector in Hyderabad. The world IT major Google has recently opened country head office in Hyderabad. Similarly, a major US company – United Health Group also decided to set up its head office in the City,’’ he added.The meeting also discussed subjects of e-seva centre and mobile e-governance.