Kochi/Tvm: IT Kerala logged on to yet another working day today unmindful of the dawn to dusk State wide hartal call given by a trade union. It’s business as usual at the IT Parks in Kerala.
Mervin Alexander, CEO, Technopark told Kerala IT News, “It has not affected the functioning of Technopark in any way. As usual staff buses were run on a convoy with police escort. A control room was set up in the Park Centre for any emergencies. There was good support from police too. The German Ambassador is visiting Technopark today.”
Siddhartha Bhattacharya, CEO, Infopark said, “The operation in Infopark has been running smoothly and no untoward incident has been reported as of now. The local police stations have been informed and where clients wanted special arrangements e.g. convoys etc, the same has been arranged. As it is this is a relatively slow week as lot of IT clients are shut down between Christmas and New Year. A number of companies had granted year end leaves.”
Even though most roads in the capital city and Kochi wore a deserted look in the morning, the company buses transporting the techies to the IT parks went as a convoy with police protection. Most companies had made elaborate arrangements in association with Technopark and Infopark authorities, to transport their employees to their offices in these IT parks.
Today’s hartal has been called by Bharatiya Mazdoor Sanghom (BMS) in protest against the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities. Most shops and business establishments are closed and there is thin attendence in government offices.
Kerala IT News