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|June 23, 1998||
Wipro-Acer, Infosys to set up shop near MysoreWipro-Acer Limited, Infosys Technologies Limited and several other companies have decided to set up their units at Karnataka's newest infotech hotspot, coming up near Mysore, 130 kilometres from Bangalore.
Joint Director of Industries and Commerce D S Vishwanath has been reported as saying that Wipro-Acer, which has been allotted 30 acres, will be setting up a hardware peripheral training centre at a cost of Rs 681.5
Infosys too will be setting up a training and software development centre at an investment of Rs 365.2 million. Infosys has been allotted 60 acres of land at the Electronic City.
Though the investments from these companies are less, the state's information technology department has decided to set up another facility for infotech companies as a magnet to complement Bangalore.
Vishwanath said, Keonics, a Karnataka government software and electronic undertaking, and the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited are jointly proposing to set up a software technology park in the electronic city at a cost of Rs 80 million. An Earth station will also be set up there.
Vishwanath said an innovative software park called the Intelli Village, which will cater to small entrepreneurs in the software sector, will be established in the Electronic City with the assistance of Larsen and Toubro.
To attract leading Infotech companies to Mysore, the state government has offered several infrastructure projects for private sector participation.
It has awarded the Bangalore-Mysore express corridor to the Kalyani Group consortium which will build a Rs 13.187 billion super expressway.
The project comprises construction of seven townships along the 110-kilometre corridor, an industrial, tourism, heritage, communication and agriculture centres.
The corridor will pass through a total of 50 bridges. The schedule time for completion is 2005.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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