Kerala's new IT park at Koratty attracts tech giants

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Kochi (Kerala), Nov 10 (ANI): The newly constructed IT park in Thrissur district of Kerala has started functioning and many tech giants are already lined up to have a space for their smooth functioning.

The first one to acquire its space is an Australian based IT service provider BlueLabs Technology Solutions at Gulmohar building, Koratty, is a 150-seater facility set in an eco-friendly environment.

Other major ones waiting to be allotted are Braddock Infotech, Cent Technologies, Infoprism Solutions, Advaya Infotech, Scienetic Technologies and Mulberry Technologies.

Thirteen companies have been allotted space (40,000 sft) at the park, which was inagurated in October this year. These companies would employ about 500 professionals apart from over 5000 more jobs to be created in the park alone as expected by the authorities.

Developed on 30 acres, the park will have IT buildings of approximately 70,000 sq.ft. area with plug and play facilities, uninterrupted power and water supply. The major attraction of this whole infopark is the single window clearance facility.

It has state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities, which include high bandwidth Internet connectivity, multiple backbone links, clientspecific secure VPN connections and the latest tele/video conferencing equipment.

The centre was inaugurated by P H Kurian, Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Government of India.

"We aim to bridge the gap in the employability skills of IT graduates and develop their skills to make them more compatible to meet the demands of IT industry," said Mobin Koshy Varghese, COO.

He also added "the company aims to double its growth and recruit at least 100 more employees through this facility,"

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 its adjecent cities like 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. By Juhan Samuel (ANI)

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