Last Sunday Infosys officials met Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and discussed Infosys’s growth plans in Thiruvananthapuram, media reported. Infosys Technologies Chief Operating Officer S Gopalakrishnan and Vice President & Infosys Thiruvananthapuram Head Krishnamoorthy Ananthasivam represented Infosys. S Gopalakrishnan is a Malayalee and one of the seven founder members of Infosys.
Media reported that Infosys will generate 3,00,000 (3 lakhs) jobs in Kerala within next 5 years! Wow! What a whopping number which shows how media exaggerates facts!
In the TV clippings it is shown as COO stating that Infosys is planning to grow 10,000 per year at Thiruvananthapuram center, which makes 50,000 in next 5 years. I am wondering, is it really going to happen in Thiruvananthapuram with just 50 acres of land assigned to Infosys to expand. Without any infrastructure developments in Thiruvananthapuram, it is going to be difficult for 50,000 more IT professionals to live in the city.
Hoping that the LDF government will pursue the Technocity initiated by the previous UDF government, which proposes to acquire 500+ acres of land near Pallipuram, which is 5 kilometers away from the Technopark. Thiruvananthapuram residents hope that the plan for developing an IT corridor through the national Highway from Airport to Attingal will also come true within next 5 years, and the LDF government will concentrate on developing necessary infrastructure to support the growth. These options will provide companies like Infosys and US Technology to expand heavily in Thiruvananthapuram.