Naveen S Garewal
Today News Online Service
Hyderabad, February 26
After Hyderabad lost to Information Technology hub to Andhra Pradesh following the bifurcation of the state in 2014, Andhra is now exploring the possibility of developing a new IT hub in or around the coastal city of Visakhapatnam.
Andhra Pradesh Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Friday expressed the state’s desire to develop an IT hub similar to Raheja Mindspace, Hyderabad.
Officials have been asked to locate a place in the port city for the future IT Park.
The Mindspace Complex located in the Hi-Tech city area of Hyderabad is housed in nine-acres, and has an office of most top IT companies in the world where thousands of people work.
The minister said that the IT industry could provide jobs in huge numbers.
Elaborating further, he said the Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had a vision bigger than just business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs and wanted IT job potential to be explored.
“We will intensify our focus on the IT sector in the coming days. Though there are financial difficulties, if we concentrate, we can mould the existing circumstances into suitable opportunities,” he said.
Andhra is working on a three-capital model for the state where Vizag would become the executive capital, Amaravati the legislative capital and Kurnool would house the judicial capital.
The Easter Naval Command of the Indian Navy is based in Visakhapatnam.