Kochi: Kochi-based Infopark will launch its hub and spoke model IT park at Koratty near Thrissur by November this year. According to Ajay Kumar, IT Secretary, government of Kerala, “With the upcoming Infopark at Koratty, we are aiming at tapping the talent pool and entrepreneur skills in and around Thrissur, giving them an opportunity to succeed in their hometown”.
The state government has allotted 42 acres of land for the Koratty IT park. The Koratty Infopark is 45 km from Kochi and around 14 km from the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery. The close proximity to the airport and National Highway with uninterrupted power, water and connectivity has already generated keen interest, especially among IT entrepreneurs and SMEs, to commence operations from Infopark, Koratty, where Infopark will provide single window clearance and all infrastructure facilities in similar fashion as its Kakkanad campus.
“Apart from the current 2 phases which are being built up as per the Smart Business center Concept, design for a signature IT building incorporating the green building concept will be announced soon,” said Siddhartha Bhattacharya, CEO, Infopark. “The proposed IT building will be designed to blend with the existing architecture of the place and provide a beautiful and inspiring atmosphere for future companies.” He added.
The IT department has conceived a ‘hub and spoke’ model for the development of IT in the state. While Technopark -Thiruvananthapuram, Infopark-Kochi and Cyberpark-Kozhikode will act as the hubs, satellite centres are being developed at Kollam, Ambalapuzha, Cherthala, Thrissur, Kannur and Kasaragod. These IT parks will have an association with the Kerala State Information Technology Mission and Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Ltd.
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