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Wipro wants more land in Noida

January 04, 2005 17:34 IST

Wipro is looking for an additional 100 acre plot of land in Noida for setting up a facility.

"Wipro has already bought a 40 acre plot of land in Greater Noida and is looking for an additional 100 acres. We will give them as much land as they want," Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Development Council and senior leader of the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state Amar Singh told newspersons in Noida on Tuesday.

Shiv Nadar-promoted HCL Technologies, which is headquartered in Noida, is also planning to expand its operations in Uttar Pradesh.

"HCL has identified a 40 acre plot of land on Delhi-Agra Express Highway and it will be allotted to the company soon," Singh said.

Wipro's presence in UP was a reflection of the soundness of the state's IT policy which has been formulated by Infosys' Managing Director Nandan Nilekani, IIT Director Sanjay Dhande and Xansa Chairman Saurabh Srivastava, he said.

"Hopefully Infosys too will invest in UP," he said.

Singh said the Congress-led Karnataka government was more concerned about its own survival and did not recognise the value of companies like Infosys and Wipro.

Both these companies have repeatedly complained of deteriorating infrastructure in Bangalore.

The Samajwadi Party leader said the central government had also approved a 2,500-acre special economic zone for Noida and the state government was pushing for clearance for an international airport near Greater Noida.

Xansa opens facility in Noida

The United Kingdom-based IT services company Xansa on Tuesday inaugurated a Rs 60 crore (Rs 600 million) facility in Noida that can accommodate 1,000 people.

The company already has two facilities in Noida, which have close to 1,600 workers, apart from a campus in Chennai and a centre in Pune.

"We currently have little less than 3,000 people and in next three to four years our headcount is expected to grow to 10,000," Executive Chairman of Xansa India Saurabh Srivastava said.

Xansa is also expanding its 28 acre Chennai campus in phases. "The first phase of campus is already functional with 800 people," he said.

It has the land to ramp up capacity to 10,000. The company's Pune facility has over 200 employees.

The company's latest 90,000 sq ft facility in Noida was inaugurated by senior Samajwadi Party leader and Chairman of UP Development Council Amar Singh.

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