"Bihar government has decided to set up an IT city," the Chief Minister said in Patna after inaugurating projects like state data centre, portal and service delivery gateway, city surveillance and dial 100.

"We will provide 200 acres of land near upcoming International Nalanda University for setting up the IT city, first of its kind in Bihar," Nitish Kumar said.

"The university is taking shape and its academic session will start from this year, the IT city will add charm to it and the state," Nitish Kumar added.

Upbeat with response of people associated with information technology sector across the country and abroad to turn Bihar as a new IT hub, Nitish said that the government would soon set up IT parks in different parts of the state, including Patna.

He told IT experts who gathered in Patna for two-day conference - eBihar - that ‘the government is ready to help IT investors and IT developers’.

On the lines of Hyderabad's Software Technology Park and Bangalore's International Tech Park, Patna is all set to get an IT Park this year itself, officials said.

Till last year, the government was interested in setting up Bihar's first IT park in Bihata, near Patna, but the location was later shifted to Rajgir in Nalanda.

Located around 100 km away from Patna, Nalanda is the home district of Nitish Kumar.

(Agencies)

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