Infopark Phase-II to see investment worth Rs 3,000 crores: CM Pinarayi

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said companies would make investments to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore in Infopark Phase-II. 

Published: 23rd January 2017 02:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2017 02:03 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (File|EPS)

By Express News Service

K.OCHI: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said companies would make investments to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore in Infopark Phase-II. He said Infopark Phase-I and II would provide jobs to one lakh people. Speaking after inaugurating ‘Jyothirmaya’ - IT complex at Infopark Phase-II in Kakkanad - Pinarayi said the state has made significant progress in the IT sector.

He said 30,000 IT professionals are working at Infopark Phase-I and within a few years the number would touch 50,000. The Chief Minister said the second phase of the Infopark, spread across 160 acres, would be completed as per the plan. With the Smart City also coming up, this area will turn into the biggest IT corridor with over 500 acres being developed for IT/ITES, also creating huge job opportunities.

Infopark Phase-II is envisaged as an IT satellite city with all facilities such as schools, apartments, hospitals, convention centre, business hotels etc., promoting the concept of ‘Walk to Work.’ Pinarayi said the government would also ensure hassle- free transport facility to the Infopark.

“The Kochi Metro Rail Phase-II involves a link between Kakkanad and Infopark, but it will take some years to materialise,” Pinarayi said. The Chief Minister said the government was also mulling the possibility of a boat service from Vyttila Mobility Hub to Infopark. At present, the boat service from the Hub ends at Rajagiri.


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