This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

InfoPark Thrissur

Infopark
Government Owned
Industry Information Technology Business Park
Genre Infrastructure Service Provider
Founded October 10, 2009
Headquarters Koratty, Thrissur
Key people
Hrishikesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer
Owner Government of Kerala
Website www.infopark.in

InfoPark Thrissur is an information technology park situated in Koratty near Chalakudy of Thrissur District in Kerala. This is the first information technology park in the state that has become operational under the 'Hub and Spoke Model', where InfoPark, Kochi acts as the hub and InfoPark Koratty as the spoke. The park is located 45 km from Kochi, 35 km from Thrissur, 5 km from Chalakudy and around 14 km from the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery. It is fully owned by the Government of Kerala. The InfoPark is associated with Kerala State IT Mission and Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Ltd.[1] [2] [3]


Infrastructure

The Government of Kerala has allotted 42 acres (170,000 m2) of land for the InfoPark. Currently, InfoPark possesses 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land for the development. The plot that was given to set up the InfoPark earlier housed the Madura Coats factory. InfoPark has planned three phases of development. The Phase I of InfoPark was launched by Kerala Chief Minister, V. S. Achuthanandan on October 10, 2009 with 12 medium-sized companies and an office space of 44,500 sq ft (4,130 m2). The Phase II of InfoPark was inaugurated on January 8, 2010, were another 18,240 sq ft (1,695 m2) was added. The construction of new multistory building has been inaugurated by Chief Minister of Kerala, Ommen Chandy on September 8, 2012.

Infopark Thrissur was also granted the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Status by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in 2014 for 18 acres of land wherein the new Multi-storied IT Block ‘INDEEVARAM’ is located. In the Phase III and final phase, Government is planning to develop the 25 acres of InfoPark as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) were 2-lakh-sqft building will be constructed. The new upcoming campus consisting of a multistory building, with more than two lakh square feet built up area got Special economic zone (SEZ) status from government of Indiain July 2014. The remaining land in the SEZ will be leased out to IT companies and co-developers for developing their own campuses. It is said that when the InfoPark becomes fully operational, it will have a built-up area of around 1,400,000 sq ft (130,000 m2). The campus have 4,640 sq ft (431 m2) food court, shared services and amenities, cafeteria, banks, ATM, utility stores, etc. are also available.The nearest major city next to Koratty Infopark is Chalakudy. [1] [2] [4][5][6]

Employment & Companies

29 companies are working in Infopark Thrissur campus in its First phase as on 17 March 2016.and around 700 people are employed.The Initial phase of the campus opened up opportunities for Start-ups and Small Medium Businesses.[7] SMB companies like Nuvento, QBurst, Feathersoft Info Pvt Ltd, Glitz IT Solutions, EXAR Software Research, Wazeefa1 Technologies Private Limited and startups like IGOOZ, Abbys, SandsLab, Storybox, GreenEd Multimedia, Sahrdaya Infoteck, SandsLab, Squad Technologies, Braddock Infotech, Strands Energy, FineLab Web Services a Division of WBpro LLC, Cent Technologies, Infoprism Solutions, Bharthi Yashloyd, Pepperpot Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd etc., are the present companies functioning at InfoPark. The park now houses companies that are into software development, animation and multimedia, web designing, BPOs, and IT finishing schools. The park has a direct employment potential 4,000 IT workers upon the completion of the ongoing ‘INDEEVARAM’ project.[1] [2] [3]

Indeevaram

The First Multi-storeyed IT building of the campus is named as ‘INDEEVARAM’, means Blue Lotus. The Building is located in 6 acres of lush greenery at the Special Economic Zone area of the campus. Total Built-up area is 3.3 lakhs sq.ft with floors from Basement to 6th apart from the terrace floor reserved for Food Courts and other amenities. The Building was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Oommen Chandy on 21 January 2016.[8] [9]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Koratty IT park set to begin operations". Business Standard. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "InfoPark Thrissur". Kerala IT. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Koratty Infopark first phase inauguration on Oct". The New Indian Express. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Koratty Infopark launch on Oct 10, with 75 pc oc". The New Indian Express. 2009-09-19. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  5. ^ "It's destination Infopark Thrissur for IT firms". The New Indian Express. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  6. ^ "Chief Minister to open Infopark Koratty Phase 2". The New Indian Express. 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  7. ^ "InfoPark to add 80,000 jobs". Metro Vaartha. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Koratty Infopark second phase launched". The Hindu. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  9. ^ "Incubation facility at Infopark Thrissur soon: CM". Times of India. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-01-23.