AP proposes 400 Acre electronics hardware cluster in Fab City

News Posted - 2012-06-11, Last Updated - 2012-06-11

The Andhra Pradesh government has proposed a 400-acre electronics hardware cluster in the Maheshwaram area, near the Fab City in Hyderabad.

‘The proposal to set up an electronics cluster in Hyderabad was given by the electronics hardware manufacturers of the state. Now, the proposal has been approved by the state IT&C department, and it has been sent for the approval of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), ‘Sanjay Jaju, secretary, IT&C department, AP government, told Business Standard.

Hyderabad houses around 500 electronics hardware manufacturing units, which are scattered throughout the city. This cluster will bring all the units together, and provide common logistics and facilities, he said.

The cluster has been proposed to come up in around 400 acre in Fab City. Once the cluster will come into place, more than 90 per cent of the units are expected to shift their base to the cluster, he said.

The cluster is expected to boost the business of the electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) units in Hyderabad.

Source : BS 26/4/12