Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Kharadi SEZ in Pune goes online

Our Bureau

Pune , Jan. 8

Kharadi, in Pune has become the first SEZ (special economic zone) to go
online. VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd) is the first entrant into the
SEZ. According to Mr Atul Chordia, Managing Director, Panchshil Realty,
states that it is the first notified SEZ in the country, which is going

Talking to presspersons, Mr John Hayduk, Chief Technology Officer,
Senior Vice-President, Operations, Engineering, VSNL International, said
the project is located at EON Free Zone in the MIDC (Maharashtra
Industrial Development Corporation) Knowledge Park in Kharadi.

EON free zone

Currently, the EON free zone houses an incubation centre for start-ups,
which can cater to up to 1,000 people. VSNL has taken up 200 seats and
Eaton 400 seats. Eaton is the next entrant into this facility and would
be setting up the global engineering design centre and has already taken
up space of 1,30,000 sq ft. Mr John said the entire facility, of about
87,000 sq ft., earmarked for VSNL would be ready by June 2007 and would
initially have about 150 people. It would ramp it up to 450 within the
next 12 to 18 months, he said.


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