Nashik – an emerging IT destination · Pune’s leading developer, Vascon Engineers launches Nashik’s 1st IT Park, ‘V-Tech’
After the metros and mini-metros, tier-II cities are fast emerging as the next IT destinations. One amongst them is Nashik, which is ideal because of its strategic location - well connected with the business capital of India, Mumbai (180 kms) and the cultural city of Pune (200 kms). Nashik, originally known as the city of pilgrimage has been prominent since the Ramayana Period. It is also called "Tomorrow's Metro", the fastest developing city of Maharashtra. There are around 2000 big and small industrial units which include MICO, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, to name a few. Nashik, also popularly referred to as the ‘wine city’ exports grapes, onions and cut flowers not only to the Gulf but also to some European Countries. Yet all this has not spoilt its serene and peaceful climate making it an ideal place to reside in. Vascon Engineers, a leading construction company of Pune is making a foray into Nashik, to now convert it into an IT destination, with the launch of Nashik’s first IT Park, the 7.5 lakh sqft. V-Tech, in association with Nashik’s Sanklecha Constructions. V-Tech will be a state-of-the-art IT Park located in the heart of the city, off Mumbai Naka. Modern elevation with structural glazing, a landscaped garden, ample car parking of one-level in the basement, 100% power backup, are just a few attractive features of V-Tech.
“V-Tech IT Park will be a one-of-its-kind IT Park, and will literally change the face of Nashik”, beams R. Vasudevan, Chairman, Vascon Engineers. “Companies can set up call centers, disaster centers, back-office operations – in other words, BPOs. But it will be advantageous for hardcore IT companies, software companies, to come to Nashik, where cost of manpower and real estate are both less compared to other cities”.
Moreover, infrastructure in Nashik, like roads, electricity are not congested. Vascon and Sanklecha will extend all their support to the IT companies coming to Nashik - whether they want to lease the premises or buy it outright. They can provide a cold shell, a bare warm shell or a completely furnished office, designed as per international standards and ready for plug ‘n’ play. Intelligent infrastructure utilities of telecommunication and broadband internet connectivity will be provided by major government and private service providers, like Reliance, Airtel, BSNL, etc. These major telecom players are already present in the city.
Marisoft I, II, & III, and Marisoft Annexe, Weikfield at Nagar road in Pune stand testimony to Vascon’s expertise in construction of IT Parks. That’s not all - Almonte – a shopping mall & IT Park at Kharadi, and Matrix at Wakdewadi are the upcoming IT Parks of Vascon Engineers in Pune.
“Human Resource of a reasonably good standard is available aplenty, in the city. Lot of talent is available and it should be tapped and utilized in the proper way. Over 2,000 professionals pass out of engineering and management colleges, who can be readily absorbed by the IT industry. Today, there is a brain drain – most of these people leave Nashik and go to other cities for jobs. But this trend will change after V-Tech’s launch”, says Vijay Sanklecha, Chairman, Sanklecha Constructions.
Nashik is already on the national map as the wine city of India, where there are wineries like Sula Wines, Indage, Grower, etc. Pune to Nashik by road is just a 4 hours drive, while from Mumbai it is about 3 hours. With an aim to revolutionalise Nashik, Vascon and Sanklecha are embarking upon this ambitious venture to bring Nashik into the IT grid. Riding on the Information Technology wave, Nashik will slowly and steadily carve a niche for itself to become one of the favorite software destinations.