DNA | Last Modified - Sep 27, 2011, 03:15 AM IST
Indore: After Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), IT bellwether Infosys might soon start its operations in Indore.
The Bangalore-based Indian multi-national has shown its intent to start 'a mega project' in the city after the word spread about the state government's sops to TCS and its eagerness in paving way for the Rs 1000 crore project proposed by the IT company.
A team of Infosys officials visited the city in the first week of September and took stock of the land available for its proposed project. They studied the facilities the government plans to provide at the Crystal IT Park and the Super Corridor.
Industries minister Kailash Vijayvergiya told DNA, "Infosys has shown its interest in coming to Indore and representatives of the company have also visited the city."
"The discussion is at the preliminary stage. Nothing could be said regarding it at this juncture, but Infosys did carry out a preliminary survey, said a senior district officer.
Infosys is yet to reveal its plans for Indore and communicate with the state's information technology department.
Principal Secretary Information and Technology, Deepak Khandekar told DNA, "I am yet to receive any intimation from Infosys about its plans. I am not aware of the company officials visiting the city."
The software major has been eyeing tier-II cities for its expansion even as the global economy shows signs of depression.
A few weeks ago, Infosys executive co-chairman S Gopalakrishnan had announced the comapny's plans to go to Tier-II cities .