Infopark and KMRL signed an MoU to build IT workspaces in Kochi Metro station. Loknath Behera, MD, KMRL and Susanth Kurunthil, CEO, Infopark signed the MoU in agreement to set up flexi workspaces in 39,880 square feet of built-up space across six floors of the Ernakulam South Metro station. The function held at KMRL Corporate Office was attended by KMRL and Infopark officials. This facility at Ernakulam South metro station will pave the way to generate 500 job opportunities.
The flexi workspaces to be set up by Infopark at the metro station will be an elaboration of co-working, which has an increasing demand after Covid pandemic. The workspaces for IT/ITES companies and employees will include premium workspace and co-working space models that combine mobility and modern office amenities. The novel infrastructure will be more convenient to gig workers and women employees. It is targeted to complete the construction of office facilities and start its operations by October 2024.
The flexi workspace being set up at the central hub of Kochi, Ernakulam South Metro Station, is a pivotal step in the IT expansion of Kerala. W Room, which was previously set up as a co-working space at Infopark, has been well-received by companies and employees alike. In addition to office facilities, these premium workspaces also have other features like pantry area, event space, and parking area. A flexi workspace that integrates multiple modes of transportation will ensure more convenience and safety. Premium workspaces will attract employees of MNCs who might be working from home” said Susanth Kurunthil, CEO, Infopark.
Decentralization of the IT industry is very crucial for an advanced state like Kerala. Infopark by bringing the IT infrastructure to the KMRL building near to the Ernakulam South station will boost the IT industry immensely due to the safe, secure, reliable, comfortable and seamless connectivity to this building. With the help of the IT technocrats, best products could be produced from the state of Kerala. – Loknath Behera, MD, KMRL