On June 26, 2010, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri V S Achuthanandan will inaugurate the much awaited four- lane road -- Infopark Expressway which will connect to the Airport – Seaport road in Kochi. The same day he will also inaugurate Kerala IT’s latest smart space Athulya in Infopark Kochi.

The Infopark expressway is the result of the demand of all major IT companies who have established their offices and those who are planning to commence operation from Infopark to have an easier access to the Nedumbassery International Airport which is at a distance of 22km from Infopark and also to downtown.  The expressway was constructed by Infopark at a cost of Rs.30 crores. Shree Dhanya, a leading construction group in Kerala having vast experience in infrastructure development, is the principal contractor.

“With the increase of companies setting up operations in Infopark Kochi, the vehicular traffic had increased manifold in the last few years. The 2.6km stretch connecting Infopark to the Airport-Seaport road will now reduce the time to commute to the airport and the city and ease the traffic during peak hours.  A total of 15.3 acres of land was transferred for the road widening and construction based on the administrative sanction received from the State Governmemt. The road will be highly beneficial not only for Infopark but also to  Kinfra and Rajagiri Institutions.” Said Siddhartha Bhattacharya, CEO, Infopark.

Athulya situated on 7.1 of land has a total built up area of 5.5 lakh square feet and can house a software development block with an area of 3.5 lakh square feet, a cafeteria building and multi-level car parking. The total seating capacity of the building is 4000.

Talking about Athulya Siddhartha Bhattacharya said, “Athulya is designed to be a perfect blend of intelligent workspaces, state-of-the-art infrastructure, a 360-degree support facility and lifestyle amenities, seamlessly integrated within one complex to create singular business environment of hi-technology companies. 45% of the total space has already been sold out and on being operational, will provide world-class working infrastructure for companies who are keen to set up a global work environment in Kerala.”

Athulya also boasts of facilities such as incubation centers and training rooms, direct four-lane connectivity road, 25, 50 and 100-seater module with P&P facility, and 10 elevators. With an average floor plate size of 50,000 sq.ft, the building can provide multi-level parking facilities for 111 cars.

“Infopark has already created a built up area of 30 lakhs sq.ft. in its phase 1.  In the next three years another 20 lakhs sq.ft of built up area will be added to the existing campus making it capable of employing around 40000 IT professionals. By end of the decade, the total built up area in the existing premises alone will be 4.2 million sq.ft. With such fast growth foreseen, it was imperative to develop the infrastructure around to be able to meet the growing demand and the four-lane Infopark Expressway and Athulya building are standing testimony for this.” Said Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Principal Secretary – IT.

Athulya has been designed as an energy efficient and eco-friendly building for considerable savings in power and air-conditioning systems. The other facilities also planned in the building are: preventive maintenance with 24x7 back-up, large and efficient floor plate with design flexibility to convert to smaller modules, un-interrupted and redundant quality power and water treated system, housekeeping and security facility of high standards, SEZ benefits for IT units setting up office.