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The International Infotech Park at Navi MumbaiThe City Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is working towards creating a futuristic International Infotech Park (IIP) at Vashi, Navi Mumbai. This mega project is being developed by CIDCO in collaboration with the union Department of Electronic's Software Technology Parks of India (STP), which is providing the expertise.

CIDCO Chairman Professor Javed Khan told that CIDCO is working on plans to set-up the IIP at Vashi, to give a further boost to the Information Technology (IT) sector in Maharashtra. Currently, CIDCO is studying the possibility of implementing plans for specific need based amenities, to make IIP a reality.

``IIP will provide 80 hectares of ultra-modern and state-of-the-art technology surroundings with 60,000 square feet of built up area in a beautiful designed building in phase-I. The park will have a 2000-line electronic telephone exchange. There will be adequate, uninterrupted and stable power supply from the independent corridors and standby high capacity generators will be installed to substitute, in the event of a power failure or load shedding. Residential facilities in the close vicinity of IIP, will be made available by CIDCO. An attached suburban services railway station with a plush shopping arcade, elaborate conference facilites, recreation parks and gardens, health club and large area for car parking, will be some of the necessities provided at IIP'' said Khan.

Khan also disclosed that CIDCO is even seriously thinking of developing a futuristic technological village, which will be accessible from all parts of the country by an expressway. The technological village will have a water transport system, a commuter railway system connected to it and helicopter services keeping in mind the needs of technology-oriented companies in telecommunications, IT, electronics and related industries, which will pitch their tents within its periphery.

By: Mani D'Mello

Photographs: Vinayak Prabhu