Infopark’s latest IT Building – ‘Jyothirmaya’ to be dedicated to the State on Jan 22nd by Chief Minister
Infopark on Sunday, January 22nd will dedicate its brand new state-of-the-art IT building – ‘Jyothirmaya’ to the State. The 4,00,000 sq.ft ‘Jyothirmaya’ built in the 2nd phase of Infopark will be officially launched by Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan on January 22nd at 11 am. This is the first multi tenanted IT building at the Phase 2 campus.
Jyothirmaya is a 400,000 sq.ft., G+9 -storeyed building built in six acres of land at the notified SEZ area and is expected to provide employment opportunities to over 4000 IT professionals. The building has a separate 6-storeyed 150,000 sq.ft block that will provide parking facility and space for other commercial activities such as banks, ATMs, food courts, etc. for the IT professionals working here. Presently 15 companies have already taken up space in the new building. The Building offers spaces in smal and big formats at the same time catering to small medium companies and big multi nationals.
The second phase of Infopark that is being developed on 160 acres land on the shores of Kadamprayar river has been envisaged as a ‘walk to work’ IT Township with built up space for IT companies, and other facilities such as business convention centre, budget hotel, shopping complex school, hospital, etc. 102 acres of the project is being notified as Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India. Cognizant Technologies is already operational with its first building. Muthoot Group has already launched its first international school – Sanskara in 5.25 acres of land allotted to them offers classes from KG to 12th standard.
Designed to international standards, the building and the 2nd phase is being developed as an eco-friendly green park campus and will have high energy saving measures and least carbon emission. “The campus with water frontage to Kadamprayar river, will have a total built-up area of 8 million sq.ft when it is fully operational with direct employment opportunities to 80, 000 IT professionals.” Said, Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, IT Parks, Kerala addressing the press conference.
“One of the key highlights of the building would be that now people can come to work on a boat through the Kadamprayar River. The boat service is presently available from Vytilla hub to Rajagiri and the Corporation is planning to extend the service till Phase 2 soon. Kochi Metro is also expected to be extended to Kakkanad in its second phase and with the Seaport Airport Link Infopark will be well connected and will be easy to commute for those who work here. Once the entire campus is ready, working in Phase 2 will be dream come true as one can ‘Walk to Work’ as the 2nd phase is envisaged as a self-contained township.” He added.
“The Kakkanad area of Kochi is going to see a huge turnaround once the Infopark Phase 2 and Smart City will be fully operational. We would have created an IT Destination in Kochi that will be equipped with world class infrastructure and facilities. We are receiving a lot of interest from global IT companies who are keen to set up operations in Infopark soon.” Said Hrishikesh Nair. These developments will boost the investment potential of Kerala in the coming years as there will be more IT spaces coming up and it inturn attracts more investment to the state and thereby employment increases. More and more companies will see Kochi as a potential IT destination in the coming years, he added.
Infopark has already taken possession of 125 acres of land for Phase 2 development and 85% of this land has already been allotted to IT companies for setting up captive centres and IT infrastructure developers for building IT Parks. 11 companies have already been allotted land. Muthoot Group will be soon constructing a global standard IT Park in 9.37 acres of land in addition to their International School – Sanskara which is already operational. Kosamattam Group is planning an IT building in 1.3 acres, Claysys Infrastructure in 1.6 acres. The work on the IT Building being built by Trans Asia Group is already on the road to completion. Media System will also develop a facility in one acre of land.
“For the first time in Kerala, Infopark Phase 2 will house a tier-4 Data Centre of Hyderabad based PI Data Centres in 5.8 acres of land. We are working towards making Phase 2 completely operational by 2023 and we intend to better the success of Infopark Phase 1 with Phase II.” Said Hrishikesh Nair.
He also highlighted that the other IT parks in Cherthala and Koratty are also doing extremely well with further development activities already underway.
The Phase 2 campus also has a 220 KV Gas Insulated Sub-station, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plan, and planned road network.
Shri.Innocent, MP; Sajeendran MLA ,Ernakulam District Collector Shri K Mohammed Y Safirullah IAS, Dr. Safeena IAS, Development Commissioner, CSEZ; Smt. Asha Sanil, District Panchayat President, Ernakulam will also grace the function.