InfoPark Thrissur

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Infopark
Type Government Owned
Industry Information Technology Business Park
Genre Infrastructure Service Provider
Founded October 10, 2009
Headquarters Koratty, Thrissur
Owners Government of Kerala
Website www.infopark.in

InfoPark Thrissur is an information technology park situated in Koratty 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 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[edit]

The Kerala Government 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.

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[edit]

40 companies are working in InfoPark till March 2014 and around 400 people are employed.[7] SMB companies like Nuvento, QBurst, Glitz IT Solutions, EXAR Software Research and startups like Webandcrafts, Braddock Infotech, Strands Energy, FineLab Web Services a Division of WBpro LLC, Cent Technologies, Infoprism Solutions, IGOOZ, Abbys, SandsLab, Storybox, GreenEd Multimedia, Sahrdaya Infoteck, SandsLab, Squad Technologies, 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. There are also training institutes set up inside the campus to provide training to engineering graduates as well as to employees. The park has a direct employment potential of about 6,000 IT professionals at the end of its three phases.[1] [2] [3]

List of major companies at Koratty Infopark and their websites[edit]

References[edit]

  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.