Bihar is in the process of setting up its first Information technology (IT) park near the state capital on the lines of Bangalore's International Tech Park and Hyderabad's Software Technology Park, officials said Monday.
The IT park will be set up at Bihta, 30 km from Patna. It will be later developed as Bihar's IT hub by taking advantage of other infrastructure and modern facilities here, an official of the information technology (IT) department said.
"Work is in progress by a team led by officials of the IT department. Construction work will begin next year," an official at the Chief Minister's Office said.
The IT park will be built on public-private partnership basis, the official added.
According to officials, a private consultancy company was hired to survey the land and to prepare a business plan for the proposed IT park. "Only after completion of the land survey, a decision will be taken about the design of the park," the official said.
The state government has acquired 25 acres for the IT park.
"The IT park would have high bandwidth facility for high-speed internet and uninterrupted power supply," another IT department official said.
Officials said that IT giants like Infosys have shown interest for a plot near Bihta after the state government acquired hundreds of acres for setting up an IIT campus there.