Industries Minister KTR laid the foundation stone for the Malkapet IT Tower on Monday. The Government of Telangana is constructing this IT Tower costing Rs 700 crore which will create around 50,000 IT jobs in Hyderabad. The IT Tower will be coming up on 11 acres with a built-up space of 15,00,000 sq.ft.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone, KTR said that people will forget Malakpet TV tower and remember only this multi-storeyed IT Tower which will become the new symbol of Malakpet.
Assuring completion of the IT Tower within 36 months, KTR said that he will ensure that IT giants set up offices here. The Malakpet IT Tower will be designed to promote innovation bringing together experts to develop new technologies and applications.
KTR said that the investor-friendly policies of the Telangana Government gave a major boost to the IT sector in the State, which attracted global IT companies to set up their offices here.
He said that the BRS government focussed on improving electricity supply, irrigation, agriculture and rural development in the first and second terms and has transformed Telangana into a prosperous state.
He said that Hyderabad stood as a leader in IT job creation for two consecutive years, surpassing Bengaluru.
KTR said that the government is making constant efforts to strengthen infrastructure and the transport system keeping in mind the future needs of Hyderabad.
He added that the government is preparing a detailed plan to develop 415 km of metro lines which will cover all areas in Hyderabad.
He said that Hyderabad has become a shining example of social harmony. He said that there were no incidents of communal disturbances or lynching, unlike the states ruled by opposition parties.
He appreciated the Muslim community heads for postponing Milad-un-Nabi processions which coincided with the Ganesh festival. “This is what Hyderabad is known for, the Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb,” he said.
Responding to the statement of Modi who said that the BRS’s steering is in the hands of Asaduddin Owaisi, KTR said, “I want to clarify that BRS steering is in the hands of KCR and MIM’s steering is in the hands of Asaduddin, but BJP’s steering went into the hands of Adani and not Pradhani (PM).”
He said that Telangana is number one in crop production but the Modi sarkar asks the people of Telangana to get habituated to broken rice.
He added that Modi visited Telangana many times but not once did he appreciate the world’s biggest lift irrigation project – the Kaleshwaram project – which was constructed in record time without any help from the Centre.