Kochi: Chief Minister Shri V S Achuthanandan today inaugurated the much awaited four-lane Infopark Expressway, which connects to the Airport – Seaport road in Kochi and Athulya, latest building in Infopark Kochi.
The Infopark expressway is the result of the demand of all major IT companies who have established their offices and those who are planning to commence operation from Infopark to have an easier access to the Nedumbassery International Airport which is at a distance of 22 km from Infopark and also to downtown. The expressway was constructed by Infopark at a cost of Rs.30 crores.
In a statement, Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Principal Secretary (IT) said, “Infopark has already created a built up area of 30 lakhs sq.ft. in its Phase I. In the next three years another 20 lakhs sq.ft of built up area will be added to the existing campus making it capable of employing around 40,000 IT professionals. By end of the decade, the total built up area in the existing premises alone will be 4.2 million sq.ft. With such fast growth foreseen, it was imperative to develop the infrastructure around to be able to meet the growing demand and the four-lane Infopark Expressway and Athulya building are standing testimony for this.”
According to Siddhartha Bhattacharya, CEO, Infopark, “With the increase of companies setting up operations in Infopark Kochi, the vehicular traffic had increased manifold in the last few years. The 2.6 km stretch connecting Infopark to the Airport-Seaport road will now reduce the time to commute to the airport and the city and ease the traffic during peak hours. A total of 15.3 acres of land was transferred for the road widening and construction based on the administrative sanction received from the State Government. The road will be highly beneficial not only for Infopark but also to Kinfra and Rajagiri Institutions.”
Athulya has a total built up area of 5.5 lakh sq. ft. and can house a software development block with an area of 3.5 lakh sq. ft., a cafeteria building and multi-level car parking. With an average floor plate size of 50,000 sq.ft, the total seating capacity of the building is 4,000. Athulya also boasts of facilities such as incubation centres and training rooms, 25, 50 and 100-seater module with P&P facility, and 10 elevators.
“Athulya is designed to be a perfect blend of intelligent workspaces, state-of-the-art infrastructure, a 360-degree support facility and lifestyle amenities, seamlessly integrated within one complex to create singular business environment of hi-technology companies. 45% of the total space has already been sold out and on being operational, will provide world-class working infrastructure for companies who are keen to set up a global work environment in Kerala”, Siddhartha added.
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