CM Inaugurates New Infosys Building In Trivandrum
On Feb 17, 2011
|Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum: Infosys Technologies Ltd today announced the inauguration of its first Software Development Block(1) at the Technopark Campus II (SEZ) in Trivandrum.
Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan was the chief guest at the inaugural function. Leader of Opposition Oomen Chandy was the guest of honour. Senior representatives of Infosys, including Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Srinath Batni, board member, Ramadas Kamath, Senior Vice President, and Sunil Jose, Head of Trivandrum Infosys, were present on the occasion.
Opposition leader Oomen Chandy arrived on time. He was escorted by Kris Gopalakrishnan to the garden where a tree was planted as a gesture of the new building certified to be eco-friendly.
At around 11:30, VS Achuthanandan arrived. He too was taken to plant a tree. Achuthanandan was then escorted to the venue where he cut a ribbon and lit a lamp to inaugurate the new building. The inaugural plague was also unveiled by the chief minister.
Kris Gopalakrishnan gave the welcome address. His words about a better and bigger Infosys campus were well spelt out.
“We have used platinum lead which is eco-friendly, for the construction of the building,” he said. "This eco-friendly certification was given by the Indian Green Congress. The building is most energy efficient with a consumption of 3W per square feet and Air Conditioning of 500 square feet per ton. Two new buildings are under construction. The former having a capacity to contain 1800 professionals and the second one having a capacity of 2500 professionals.”
“For our next project we will be including a parking lot that cost Rs. 190 crore,” he added. Kris in his welcome note, requested the chief minister to consider widening the Kazhakoottam road in the light of the tragic accident that took place a few 100 meters away from the venue, moments before (an accident that killed schoolchildren near Chakai Bypass).
Vahid, MLA, wished Infoscions well for the completion of work on time and the success of the upcoming projects. “Kazhakootam is not only an IT hub, it has also become a tourist destination with the addition of an eco-friendly building,” he added.
The chief minister, after inaugurating the bulding, said: “I am sure this is one of the milestones in the development of Kerala,” he said.
The event concluded with a note of thanks by Sunil Jose. All the employees who worked day and night for the success of Infosys campus, Trivandrum, were acknowledged at the function.