|The Chief Minister Mr.M Karunanidhi,on 2 August 2010 inaugurated
the Tidel Park in Coimbatore. The park has been developed jointly by Tamil
Nadu Industrial Development Corporation, Electronics Corporation of India,
Software Technology Parks of India and Tidel Park, Chennai.
The Rs-380 crore, Tidel Park Coimbatore has three basement floors - for
parking, ground floor for commercial, IT and ITES services and four floors
(above ground level) specifically for IT and ITES companies. It is likely to
have space of nine lakh sq ft for IT and ITES companies.
The 56-acre SEZ campus is expected to house three IT companies - Wipro, Tata
Consultancy Services (TCS) and HCL; each of them have bought 9.5 acre. While
Wipro has begun construction of its project, HCL and TCS are yet to start
The third largest city
of the state, Coimbatore,is one of the most industrialized
cities in Tamil Nadu, known as the textile capital of South
India or the Manchester of the South, the city is situated
on the banks of the river Noyyal, Coimbatore existed even
prior to the 2nd or 3rd century AD by Karikalan, the first
of the early Cholas.
|TIDEL Park Coimbatore Ltd is Constructing an IT Park in the IT-SEZ of
ELCOT at Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. It is located very close to the
Coimbatore Airport on the Avinashi Road, adjoining Coimbatore Medical
College. Total built-up area will be about 1.7 million sq.ft. and will have
the flexibility to accommodate IT companies of various sizes (small, medium
& large). The Building & facilities will meet the requirements of IT
companies and of international standards. Similar to the TIDEL Park Ė
Chennai, this facility at Coimbatore will adopt latest technologies to make
it truly a world class IT facility. To name a few, the IT Park will have the
- Connectivity - High speed data & Voice communication back bone by
multiple service providers
- 100% back up for power & communication facilities
- Intelligent Building Management System
- Auditorium / Conference Halls with Video Conferencing facilities
- Food Courts, Banks and other support services facilities
|The Confederation of Indian Industry has said that laying
the foundation stone for the Tidel Park will trigger the
Information Technology sector growth here and hence IT
business in the region.
|In a release
issued here, the CII Coimbatore Zone Chairman, Jayakumar
Ramdass, said that the city, with its inherent strength and
the State Government's efforts, had successfully attracted
investments from leading players in the sector.
|As a result of
this, information technology business here was likely to
grow with more investments, employment and infrastructure.
imperative that the local IT entrepreneurship was encouraged
for sustaining the IT growth and socio-economic development
of the region.
|"We feel that
the Coimbatore Tidel Park will provide the conducive
environment for creating such a growth," added its
vice-chairman, K. Thangaraj.
|The Hindu Tuesday,
Houses planned at IT Park for staff
M. Soundariya Preetha 30,000 people are expected to
Work will begin in August Coimbatore: Information
Technology (IT) Park on Avinashi Road, planned near
Coimbatore Medical College, will be more than just a work
place for IT professionals. On its premises will be houses
for employees, a commercial complex and if possible, a
Tidel Park The 56-acre site will have a
Tidel Park and also facilities of three IT majors, with a
total investment of at least Rs. 1,200 crore. These
companies together are expected to employ over 30,000
people.Electronic Corporation of Tamil
Nadu proposes to have about 6,000 houses, a commercial
complex and a school at the park to cater to the needs of
these employees, says C. Umashankar, its managing director.‚ÄúThe park will be located in a
prime area. What will bring further sheen to it are the
additional facilities planned. The employees need not travel
outside the park every day to put their children in school
or to buy their daily needs,‚ÄĚ he explains.
Reduces pressure ‚ÄúSuch facilities are a
necessity in an IT park.
The employees need not go out of
the premises for housing. This also reduces the pressure on
the infrastructure outside the park.‚ÄĚThe Corporation will have
partners to execute the social infrastructure. These will
occupy nearly 12 acres and will be supplemented with
adequate car parking area, play area for children, and a
six-lane road for 3.5 km. The houses will be rented/leased
out to the companies, who in turn will allot these to the
The details will have to be discussed and
finalised, he adds. Six companies have confirmed that they
will occupy space at the Coimbatore Tidel Park. The initial
work at the site will begin in August this year and the
office space will be handed over by November 2008.
The Hindu Tuesday,
Jul 1, 2007