When Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurates the twin buildings, Ganga & Yamuna on 15th of this month it will go down as one of the finest moments in the more than two-decade-old history of Techno Park. The inauguration of the buildings marks the commissioning of the 92-acre Techno park phase III campus.
The twin towers have a total area of 1 million square feet. A smart business center that facilitates newbie entrepreneurs to commence operations immediately from a plug and play facility covers three floors. The new facility also boasts of a bowling alley, an incubation center, a conference hall, a bank, an ATM, a cafeteria, a gym, a swimming pool, shopping malls and food courts.
The state-of-the art buildings have already bagged prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating from the Indian Green Building Council for energy efficiency and ICI-UltraTech Endowment Award in the Outstanding Concrete Structure (Infrastructure Building Category).A special corridor will enable direct access to commercial complex and other facilities in phase III from the national highway. With companies making a beeline to set up shop in Techno park the much needed expansion comes as a huge relief for companies jostling for space. The commissioning of Phase3 campus is quite a feather in Techno Park’s cap whose expansion began in the early 2000s .Techno park will now have a total area of 333 acres, with a total built-up area 7.1 million square feet. At present Techno park hosts over 290 IT and ITES companies employing over 42,500 IT Professionals. Phase -3 once fully occupied will provide direct employment to over 75000 IT professionals and indirect employment to over three lakh people.
India’s first IT Park is now all set to become the biggest one. Clearly, Techno Park has come a long way since its launch more than two decades ago. However, after reaching a milestone one finds that there are miles to go. Those at the helm of things in Techno Park can however pause for a moment to look back at the distance they have come & perhaps give a pat on their back.