Bengaluru, Aug 31: At least 27,000 tecies in Bengaluru may get jobs in near future. Three major Information Technology (IT) projects planned by Infosys received a green signal from the Karnataka government.
The IT giant Infosys now will set up more campuses in tech city Bengaluru at an investment of Rs 1,918 crore. It has been reported that the company now would generate at least 27,000 jobs.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently has been quoted as saying, "The IT major Infosys is going to invest 290 million US dollars (Rs 1,918 crore) on three campuses. One will be built at Electronic City and other two at Konappana Agrahara of Bengaluru South taluk."
During a meeting, chaired by the CM, State High Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC) on Saturday, Aug 29 took the final decision and cleared the three highly ambitious projects by Infosys.
According to sources, the company would invest Rs 625 crore on its 10.4 acre campus at Konappana Agrahara-Dodda Tongur area, and promises to create 8,500 jobs.
In the same area, the IT giant plans a Software Technology Park with an estimated cost of Rs 1,079 crore, he said.
Commenting on the projects, CM Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying, "At this project, the number of direct employment would be a whopping 15,000."
The chief minister also said Rs 216 crore will be invested at the Electronic City project, creating job opportunities for 3,500 techies and alike.
(With agency inputs)