DIT Chandigarh organized an interactive session to listen to the concerns of the IT companies operating from RGCTP
M.M.Khanna, INVC, Chandigarh, In order to enhance Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) further for both the IT companies, their employees and the visitors, the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration organised an interactive session to listen to the concerns of the IT companies operating from RGCTP. This first of its kind special interaction between the senior officials of Chandigarh Administration and the representatives of the IT companies was chaired by Mrs. Prerna Puri, IAS, Secretary Information Technology. The meeting was organized at the Entrepreneur Development Centre in the IT Park. During the meeting the representatives of the IT companies discussed their concerns regarding the desired improvements in the infrastructure at IT Park. The discussions covered various aspects including the issues pertaining to the parking of vehicles. From the safety point of view, the representatives requested the Chandigarh Administration officials for increasing illumination in the streets by putting up more street lights. They also highlighted the need for a better sewerage system at IT Park. While addressing the concerns of the representatives Mrs. Puri stated that the Chandigarh Administration has been working towards addressing these needs, as a result with the help of line Departments the tendering process for selection of the contractor to manage the parking space at IT Park was underway. The Secretary also directed the Urban Planning Department to come up with a plan for food kiosks and a multilevel parking facility in IT Park. She also mentioned that the landscaping plan has already been worked out and its implementation would start shortly. On the whole the representatives of the companies were satisfied with the interaction organized by the Department of Information Technology and called for organizing such interactions on regular basis. Mr. Puneet Randhawa, Manager Facilities at Infosys appreciated the Secretary’s assurance for making efforts to organize such interactions every month. Mr. Tejinder Singh, GM Operations at Amadeus stated that such interactions can be beneficial for both the Administration and the IT Companies in the IT Park including their workforce of around 18000 IT professionals. The interaction was also attended by Ms. Tanvi Garg, IAS, Director Information Technology, Mr. S. K. Setia, Joint Secretary (Estates), Mr. Rajiv Gupta, Addl. Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Mr. Rahul Gupta, Asst. Estate Officer, UT Chandigarh. Officials of line Departments who are currently dealing with the matters pertaining to the IT Park were also present. It is worth including that at present over 75 IT companies are operating from the IT Park and are exporting software worth Rs 18000 Crores annually.