Wipro seeks 50 acres near Bangalore airport for IT park

February 5th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has applied for 50 acres of land near the Bangalore international airport for setting up an IT park, an official said Friday.
“Wipro has applied for 50 acres of land in the new industrial belt coming up near the new airport. The state high-level committee will consider it soon,” state principal industry secretary V.P. Baligar told reporters here.

When allotted, the proposed park will be the third location of the IT bellwether in India’s tech hub. The company’s main software development centre is located in the Electronics City on Hosur road, about 35 km from Bangalore and another on Sarjapur road in the southern suburb, which is its corporate headquarters.

In a related development, a technical team of Hero Honda Motors Ltd has inspected three sites in Hubli-Dharwad industrial belt in north Karnataka to set up a two-wheeler plant at an estimated cost of Rs.20 billion (Rs.2,000 crore).

“We have shown two sites near Hubli and another near Dharwad adjacent to Tata Motors bus plant. The company is looking for about 100 acres to set up the two-wheeler plant and another 200 acres for ancillary units and a township,” Baligar said on the margins of a conclave on small and medium enterprises (SMEs), organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Hubli-Dharwad is about 420 km from Bangalore.

The world’s largest motorcycle firm evinced keen interest to locate its first southern plant in Karnataka when its top officials met state’s large and medium industries minister Murugesh Nirani in New Delhi last week at a road-show held for the Global Investors’ Meet to be held in Bangalore June first week.

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