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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:16 PM   #21
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Kerala IT floats global RFPs to build Kochi Infopark-II

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Kerala IT, a state government initiative, has floated request of proposals (RFPs) from renowned planners of IT parks to undertake master planning of the second phase of Infopark Kochi.

The Infopark phase-II would have a built up space of approximately eight million square feet and, when completed, would provide 80,000 new jobs.

"We are inviting RFPs from consultants of international repute to build Phase-II of Infopark as a facility at par with any facility globally. Like past projects, Infopark will act as a single point developer of basic infrastructure facilities. The work will commence after July 2010," said Infopark CEO Siddhartha Bhattacharya.

Infopark Kochi is already home to over 10,000 professionals working in world class companies like Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, ACS, US Technologies, IBS, Arbitron, Zerone Consulting, NHR Outsourcing, SIT Mobile and Alcatel Lucent.

According to Ajay Kumar, principal secretary, IT, Infopark Kochi Phase-II has generated a great deal of interest among a large cross-section of the IT industry.

"With the RFPs floated for phase-II expansion, we hope to see some good internationally reputable firms associating with us to establish a world-class campus in Kochi for global IT/ITES companies," said Kumar.

Kerala IT is a government initiative offering single-window clearance to IT companies, professionals, investors, developers and service providers.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:34 AM   #22
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Wipro may expand its Kochi base

Wipro may expand its Kochi base



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Company plans to find land for scaling up operations in the city



KOCHI: The Kerala Information Technology Department's efforts to showcase the State as a natural hub for information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services got a boost with Wipro chairman Azim Premji expressing interest to expand his company's footprint in Kochi.

Wipro is a major player in IT landscape of the city with a full-fledged private campus at Infopark in Kakkanad. The 10-hectare campus has a built-up space of 10 lakh sq.ft. It employs 1,900 people and focusses on software development, with domestic and international clients.

Mr. Premji's announcement focussing on business process outsourcing (BPO) ventures in Kochi had only confirmed the speculation to that effect. At the request of Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, during the course of their meeting on Thursday, Mr. Premji agreed to expand the campus with prominence to BPO ventures in the domains of law and finance.

Sources said Wipro had for long harboured massive expansion plans in Kochi focussed on BPO and that could spell good for the job scene in the IT sector recovering from the global recession. The company had plans to find new land for expanding operations here.

The company has room for expanding and accommodating more employees on the present campus. It can easily accommodate another 7,000-8,000 staff there, sources said.

Fruitful meeting

Ajay Kumar, Principal Secretary, IT, told The Hindu over the phone on Friday that the meeting Mr. Premji had with the Chief Minister boded well for the State. “He was happy with the overall investment climate and satisfied with the operation of his Kochi campus. He expressed interest to expand his operations in Kochi and we on our part assured all assistance,” he said.

Sources said the State could attract the company to its smaller IT parks in Koratty, Cherthala, and Ambalappuzha, if it were to go ahead with the plan for launching BPOs.

The State could sell the attraction of cost-effective operations possible for BPO ventures in these parks.

A majority of the companies operating out of the park at Koratty were BPOs, and that was a testimony to this possibility. Proximity to the international airport at Nedumbassery was another selling point of the Koratty park.

http://www.hindu.com/2010/05/22/stor...2260310100.htm
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Old June 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #23
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Link for IT park, Airport-Seaport Road

http://www.hindu.com/2010/06/18/stor...1858990800.htm

VS to open new road link

Link for IT park, Airport-Seaport Road

KOCHI: Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan will inaugurate the new four-lane InfoPark Expressway linking the IT park with the Airport-Seaport Road on June 26. On the same day, the Chief Minister will also inaugurate ‘Athulya,' Kerala's latest smart space at InfoPark.

The new road link is the result of a general demand from IT companies, which have made their home at InfoPark and will provide speedy connection to Cochin International Airport, 22 km away. The link road was built at a cost of Rs.30 crore.

The new 2.6-km link road will ease the heavy vehicular traffic to InfoPark, which had seen an increase in the number of companies over the last few years, said Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Chief Executive Officer, InfoPark in a press release.

Based on the administrative sanction from the State government, a total of 15.3 acres of land was used for widening the roads. The road will be beneficial not only to InfoPark but also for other industrial and educational institutions situated in the area close to InfoPark, he added.

Smart space

New smart space ‘Athulya' is housed in a 7.1-acre plot and has a built-up area of 5.5 lakh sq.ft. It can house a software development block with an area of 3.5 lakh sq.ft., a cafeteria building and multi-level car parking. The total seating capacity of the building is 4,000.

“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,” said Mr. Bhattacharya. Forty-five per cent of the space has already been sold out and, on being operational, it will provide world-class working infrastructure for companies which are keen to set up a global work environment in Kerala.

Athulya also boasts of facilities such as incubation centres and training rooms, direct four-lane connectivity road.
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VS to open new building complex of Infopark today

I didnt see this news in any of the malayalam newspapers or channels. Its pity that our malayalam news channels are mum about this and always behind Smart City. Clearly shows the hidden agenda of medias in kerala against the government. Project got completed in 15 months. TECOM couldnt able to complete a building like this after 3 years also.

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Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will inaugurate Athulya, the 5.5 lakh-sq.ft. new building complex in the Infopark campus at Kakkanad, on Sunday at 4 p.m.

He will also inaugurate the Infopark expressway, a four-lane road connecting the Cochin International Airport. Fisheries Minister S. Sarma will preside and Transport Minister Jose Thettayil will deliver the keynote address.

Set on 7.1 acres of land, Athulya has been designed as an energy efficient eco-friendly building. It houses a software development block with an area of 3.5 lakh sq.ft, a cafeteria and multi-level car parking for 111 cars with a direct connectivity to a four lane road.

Incubation centres, training rooms, a 35, 50 and 100-seater module with plug and play facility and a total seating capacity 4,000 are the other highlights.

The building also provides for maintenance teams, a large and efficient floor plate with flexibility for conversion into smaller modules, uninterrupted power supply as well as a treated water system, quality housekeeping and security and SEZ benefits for new IT units.

Talking to The Hindu Infopark Chief Executive Officer Siddhartha Bhattacharya pointed out that Athulya was one of most modern projects to be undertaken by the premier IT house of the State.

He said that the project was significant for more than one reason citing its designated Special Economic Zone status and four-lane connectivity among its many features.

Mr. Bhattacharya said that even if Infopark were to grow organically at 70 to 80 per cent, that itself would mean that there was a requirement for the existing companies to migrate to SEZ.

“Athulya is nicely positioned to take advantage of that industrial transition. It provides an option to the companies operating in Kerala to take the SEZ benefits upfront,” Mr. Bhattacharya said.

Regarding Athulya as a right project that has come up at the right time he took pride in the fact that it was completed in a record 15 months.

The expressway built at a cost of Rs. 30 crore, would ensure easier access to the Airport, 22km from the park.

Mr. Bhattacharya said that the new expressway will be highly beneficial not only for Infopark but also other industrial and educational institutions situated in the region.

The 2.6km stretch connection Infopark to Seaport Road is also expected to ease traffic during peak hours.

Principal IT Secretary Ajay Kumar said that Infopark had already created a built-up area of 30 lakhs sq. ft. during its first phase.

Infopark intends to add another 20 lakh sq. ft. to the existing campus within the next 3 years, generating capability for employing approximately 40,000 IT professionals.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...icle488762.ece
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2.4-km Infopark Expressway and Rs.95-crore Athulya IT building opened

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KOCHI: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Sunday said the uncertainty over SmartCity would be over within days.

Speaking after opening the 2.4-km Infopark Expressway that links up with the Airport-Seaport road, and the Rs.95-crore Athulya IT building on the Infopark campus here, the Chief Minister said SmartCity's failure to come up with the project had not caused much of a loss. The rapid growth of Infopark, in the public sector, had compensated for the SmartCity delay, he said.

When, over four years ago, the United Democratic Front government had planned to hand over Infopark to SmartCity, it had only 33,000 jobs in mind. But, Infopark, which still stayed in the public sector, would provide much more number of jobs. When the second phase development of Infopark was completed, an additional one lakh jobs could be created. Already, Infopark provided 10,000 jobs. The Athulya building, with its 5.5 lakh square feet of floor space, would bring in about 5,000 jobs. He said the retaining of Infopark in the public sector was an achievement of his government.

He said the floor space at the IT parks in the State had grown by five-fold in the last two years. The government wanted to take IT facilitation centres to villages, and not to confine them to Kochi or Thiruvananthapuram.

Tractor unit opened

The Chief Minister, while inaugurating a tractor manufacturing unit of the Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation at Athani, near here, said the government would not permit destruction of environment in the name of development.

He said the government had a well-defined policy on sanctioning permits to industries and tackling pollution.

He said the government had permitted Coca-Cola to operate in the State in view of the employment opportunities it offered. But the company had caused serious environmental degradation and losses exceeding Rs.200 crore [at Plachimada in Palakkad where it owned a plant]. The government was in the process of setting up a tribunal to recover the damages, he said.

Though the government had adopted a clear policy on environmental protection, certain bureaucrats were not keen on supporting the action taken against the cola company. It would not be surprising if such people opposed a ban on Endosulfan, a pesticide which had produced disastrous results on its application in some areas of the State, he said. Such bureaucrats were apparently following the policies of the former government, he said.

The Chief Minister said the government was also opposed to experimentation with genetically modified seeds in the State.

Again, certain bureaucrats were not in favour of the government policy, he said.




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KOCHI: Giving a boost to the IT developments of Kerala, the Central Government on Tuesday granted formal approval for special economic zone (SEZ) status to 36 acres of the 160 acres for the second phase of Infopark in Kochi.

This decision was taken at a meeting of the Board of Approvals, Ministry of Commerce, held at New Delhi.

The second phase of Infopark Kochi is to be developed on 160 acres of land at the Kunnathunadu and Puthencruz villages. Around 2 lakh sqft of space will be built on the 36 acres offering employment opportunities to around 2,500 people. There will be around 8 million sqft of builtup area in the second phase.

SEZ status has already been given to 78 acres as a part of the first phase of Infopark, which could offer around 10,500 employment so far. Of the 50 million sqft to be built in the first phase, the construction of buildings with a builtup area has been completed.

"This time the Infopark got the SEZ status within a fortnight of submitting application. It will be a boon to Infopark," a top official with Infopark said.

"According to norms, the construction of building in the SEZ land should be completed within three years of granting the status. We will be starting works of infrastruture development and the construction of buildings soon," he said. The park will house domestic parks as well as Special Economic Zones for IT/ITES.

The current financial year's budget of State Government has an allocation of Rs 50 crores towards infrastructure development schemes for the second phase.
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Infopark Phase II gets 31 acres

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The central government has granted 31 acres of land to the Infopark Kochi - Phase II, meant for setting up a sector-specific IT/ITeS special economic zone (SEZ). The decision was taken in New Delhi at a meeting of the Board of Approvals, ministry of commerce.

The second phase of the park is planned to be developed in 160 acres of land at the Kunnathunadu and Puthencuruz villages in Ernakulam district. According to a government statement, the Phase II would offer the first plug-and-play BPO facility in the state. The park will house domestic parks as well as special economic zones for IT/ITeS.

The domestic park is aimed at creating cost-effective infrastructure for the BPO industry. The Kerala government has allocated Rs 50 crore in the current financial year’s budget for infrastructure development schemes for the Phase II project.

“Infopark will act as a single point developer of basic infrastructure facilities such as substation, power distribution, internal road system, water intake, treatment and storage, data and communication connectivity, guest house, common food courts, etc,” said Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Infopark CEO.

The formalisation of the master plan is in progress and consultants are being shortlisted to take up Phase II works.
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1. Accommodation options around Infopark are aplenty




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Infopark expansion picks up steam

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The presentation for selecting the consultants would be held in the third week of August.

KOCHI: The second phase expansion of Infopark has gathered momentum with 115 acres out of the 165 acres of land identified for the project being already acquired. Only those stretches of land that are bogged down in court cases remain to be acquired now. The presentation for selecting the master plan consultants for the second phase would be held in the third week of this month, Infopark sources said. The selected consultant would then be placed before the board for approval. The project had received a boost last month when the Board of Approvals of the Union Ministry of Commerce granted Special Economic Zone status to 31 acres of land earmarked for the expansion.

Fresh applications could be filed in the future to secure SEZ status for more contiguous lying areas. The park to be developed in the second phase would offer the first plug-and-play BPO facility in the State. It is aimed at creating cost-effective infrastructure for the BPO industry.

Besides domestic parks, it would house SEZs for IT and ITES. When fully completed it would generate about 80,000 jobs in the IT and ITES in addition to the large number of jobs in the service sector.

Meanwhile, Athulya, the recently opened 5.5 lakh sq.ft-building complex of Infopark, has evoked interest in the industry. Not less than 14 companies had already taken up space in the new building. Internal designing of the many of the allotted spaces was under way, sources said.

Besides, Infopark had received expressions of interest from various companies from far and wide. With Kochi rising from the two-tier cities to join the tier-one cities, the space available in the city in general and that provided by Infopark in particular has great demand.

There is a great demand for both the plug-and-play facilities and warm shell (building spaces which are to be designed and developed unlike the plug-and-play facilities) offered by Athulya, sources said.

Situated on 7.1 acres of land, Athulya can house a software development block with an area of 3.5 lakh square feet, a cafeteria building and multi-level car parking. It has a total seating capacity of 4,000.

Athulya also boasts of facilities such as incubation centres and training rooms, direct four-lane connectivity road, 25, 50 and 100-seater module with plug-and-play 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.

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Putting Kochi on the world IT map

The profile of Kochi as an Information Technology destination has undergone a sea change during the last decade. No longer are any eyebrows raised when talks are about attracting IT investments to the city.

A good part of the credit must go to Infopark Kochi. For it definitely repositioned the city in the map of global IT destinations. “In the last three years, the total turnover in terms of exports was close to Rs.1, 000 crore while growing at the rate of 85 per cent,” State Principal Secretary for IT, Ajay Kumar told The Hindu.

Infopark Chief Executive Officer Siddhartha Bhattacharya supports this stating that since its inception n 2004, the IT sector in Kochi has grown to nearly 15,000 employees and over 100 companies. He said that a number of developmental initiatives aimed at further accelerating the export growth of the city have been undertaken.

Mr. Bhattacharya said that Infopark now accounted for over a third of the State's total IT turnover. Given the significance of the city as a commercial capital, it is a major point of future customer base and hence will factor as an important destination of IT within Kerala, he said.

Mr. Kumar hailed the research and development initiatives in IT undertaken by Infopark in the recent years.

One of the significant developments boosting the IT potential of the city is the perceptible improvement in the “employability” of its youth. Mr. Bhattacharya finds a “remarkable change” among the educated youth of the city when it comes to their competence for jobs in the IT sector.

“They are now more aware of the changing technology and also of the global culture and to cater to these needs the government as well as the private sector have begun various initiatives to ensure that they are updated on the latest trends in the global market. Programmes like Mass HR, ICT academies and model finishing schools are driving it up,” he said.

Besides, good connectivity, talent base, upcoming infrastructure, metropolitan culture, affordable cost of operations and initiatives for Kerala IT, the State government initiative for attracting IT investments to the State, are among factors that makes Kochi a favourite IT destination.

It, however, does not mean that the city has done everything to explore its full potential as an IT destination. There definitely is room for improvement and areas to focus on. Mr. Bhattacharya felt that the city could do more in improving soft infrastructure and round the clock world class amenities among other things.

He has no doubt that with its ever increasing base and current growth, Kochi and Infopark will be one of the top 10 IT destinations in the country in the next ten years.

M.P. Praveen

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Second phase of Infopark expansion

Second phase of Infopark expansion


KOCHI: Infopark Kochi is at the cusp of massive expansions. Besides developing smaller IT parks under the hub and spoke method at Koratty, Cherthala, and Ambalapuzha, the second phase expansion of Infopark has also gathered momentum.

The second phase will be developed on 160 acres of land at the Kunnathunadu and Puthencuruz villages. The State government had set apart Rs.50 crore towards this.

The second phase will be operational by December 2011.

The highlights of the second phase includes a master plan of international quality, first plug and play BPO facility catering to both international and domestic markets, major business convention centre and an integrated IT business district, eco friendly business and SEZ clusters suitable for co development and peripheral infrastructure.

Another attraction will be single window clearance and facilitation by Infopark on behalf of Kerala IT.

http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/20/stor...2052010500.htm
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 01:12 PM   #32
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SmartCity Kochi project not shelved, says CEO

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SmartCity Kochi project, the planned IT township in the Indian state of Kerala to be developed by SmartCity, a subsidiary of Tecom Investments, has not been shelved, the head of SmartCity has said.

SmartCity Kochi is a joint venture between SmartCity and the Government of Kerala, spread on an area of 246 acres.

"The project has not been shelved. However, there are a lot of documentation and formalities that have to be finished before we start the project. For example, since the project is planned to be a Special Economic Zone [SEZ], SmartCity has to fulfill various criteria. Once we meet these criteria we'll be able to get an SEZ status," Fareed Abdulrahman, CEO, SmartCity, Dubai, told Emirates 24|7.

However, he said there are many issues that need to be sorted out.

"For instance, there is the issue of SEZ. As part of the agreement between SmartCity and the Government of Kerala signed on May 13, 2007, there has to be only one SEZ in the project, but later it was rejected and we were told that we've to split one SEZ into two or three SEZs," he said.

Additionally, Abdulrahman said there is the issue of freehold land rights that was made clear in the framework agreement, but now the authorities are in denial mode of providing the freehold rights to us.

There are other issues as well such as stamp duty exemption, shifting of the PWD (public works department) road that has to be shifted so that we can apply for an SEZ status, since SEZ land has to be devoid of any construction or structure.

However, Abdulrahman added: "Negotiations are underway between us and the Government of Kerala to remove the hurdles and start the project. We have put forward a number of suggestions and proposals to the authorities in Kerala on how to move ahead towards resolving these issues, but we're yet to receive a positive response. From our side, the responses have been positive and we remain committed to the project."

SmartCity is a global network of self-sustained townships for knowledge-based industries based on the model of Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village. Currently, SmartCity's projects are SmartCity Malta and SmartCity Kochi. Phase I of SmartCity Malta was launched on October 10.

"Soon we're going to start the Phase II of the project after the tender process gets over and after we get a few permits," Abdulrahman said.

In Kochi, he said, SmartCity has so far invested in land acquisition, master-planning and the design of the project.

"Additionally, we've finished the fencing of the entire project land and are also marketing the project even though the project has not started," he added.

Asked when does he believe the project will take off, he said: "As far as we're concerned, we expect that by the first half of next year the project has to start. We are of the belief that India has a lot of potential and we don't believe there are any choices left before us."

"We're committed to finish off one SmartCity project, deliver it, and then move to building another such project in other Indian cities," he added.
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Arbitron on recruitment spree

The techie major plans to expand its manpower strength in infopark by adding another 60 + for the current fiscal. The same had been disclosed by their Sr. HR official during an HR conclave in Cochin, last week.
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The construction of a new IT building as part of the second phase expansion of Infopark will be launched in January.

The building will be set up at a cost of Rs. 80 crore.


The decision was taken at a meeting of the board of directors of Infopark held here on Tuesday.

State Principal IT Secretary Ajay Kumar chaired the meeting. District Collector M. Beena, Kinfra Managing Director S. Ramanath, and Infopark Chief Executive Officer Siddhartha Bhattacharya attended the meeting.

The proposed new IT building will be the first part of the second phase. The meeting approved the architectural design of the building.

The tender proceedings for the construction will be completed within a month and work will be launched in January.

Master plan soon

The preliminary discussions on the master plan for the entire second phase development were under way and would be submitted to the government shortly.
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Thats a good sign..80 crores means it would be approximately 4-5L SQFT
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Kochi: Ishita Roy, a 1991 batch IAS Officer has taken charge as the Chief Executive Officer of Infopark with effect from November 26, 2010. Ishita is also the Director of the Kerala State IT Mission since October 2010 and holds the additional charge of Secretary, Environment Department, Government of Kerala.

Siddhartha Bhattacharya, who was the CEO of Infopark from April 2008 has been relieved from today. He had earlier declined a two year extension offered to him. The Kerala IT Department had advertised for a CEO for Infopark in September 2010 and as per the information available with Kerala IT News, the Department had received more than 100 applications.
The Infopark CEO reports to the Principal Secretary (IT), Government of Kerala and the Board of Governors of Infoparks, Kerala. Ishita will be responsible for the administration, management and implementation of various schemes at Infopark Kochi and Koratty and also the upcoming Infoparks at Cherthala and Ambalapuzha.

The Infoparks at Kochi and Koratty, near Trissur hosts about 90 IT / ITeS companies with about 11,500 professionals. The work on Infopark Phase II is expected to start in January, 2011 with a new IT building at a cost of Rs.80 crores. The Board of Directors of Infopark which met on November 23, 2010 approved the architectural design of the new building which will be the first part of the second phase

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Ushus technologies to set up the 2nd development unit in the SEZ at Infopark

The company made a nominal profit Rs. 17.87 Lakhs as against a loss of Rs. 14.6mn for the corresponding quarter in the previous year.

Accel Transmatic Ltd (ATL), which has one of the fastest growing animation company in India has recorded a revenue growth of 58 % at Rs. 61.3mn in the quarter ended as on 30th September, 2010, on a consolidated basis compared to Rs. 389 Lakhs in the corresponding quarter in the previous year. The company made a nominal profit Rs. 17.87 Lakhs as against a loss of Rs. 14.6mn for the corresponding quarter in the previous year.

Accel Animation Studios, a division of ATL had posted revenue of Rs. 131 Lakhs for the quarter ended as on 30th September, 2010, up by 21% from Rs. 102 Lakhs in the corresponding previous period.

Ushus Technologies, the embedded software division had posted revenue of Rs. 486 Lakhs up from Rs. 287 Lakhs over the corresponding quarter of previous year.

Commenting about the results, N. R. Panicker, Chairman Accel Transmatic Limited said, “We are in the progressing stage, after long period of lower growth. We expect to improve the performance from now on. The recent developments in both Accel Animation and Ushus technologies in winning new contracts is expected to render us with good results in the next financial year onwards. More projects are in the pipeline that will take us to higher and better performance”.

Key Developments at Accel Animation Studios:
Accel Animation has signed an agreement with Pune based Big Animation, a division of Big Entertainment for creating the India’s very own Intellectual Property – Shaktimaan as animated series on co production model.
Accel Animation’ has pioneered the promotion of Indian characters and stories for the international market. Close on the heels of completing the animated version of ancient Tamil Literary work “Thirukkural” as “Ek Tha Jungle”, which is being premiered on the Disney Channel, the company has Launched “Raju the Rikshaw ‘ an 78 episode 3 D Animated series to be distributed worldwide by Cyber Group Studios of France. The Delivery is expected to start from March 2011.
The Company is presently working on Visual Effects for “The Flying Machine” a feature film by renowned producer Hugh Welch of Break Thru Films of UK. The company has the all India distribution rights for this movie as part of the commercial terms. The film is expected to hit screens early next year.

Key developments in Ushus Technologies:
Ushus Technologies has gained 2 new clients during the quarter which will start yielding revenues from the next quarter onwards.
Considering the expanding business operations in Ushus technologies, the company has initiated action to set up the 2nd development unit in the SEZ at Infopark, Kochi


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Old January 9th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #38
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Cherthala Infopark Phase 1

I heard in the news this evening that VS has inaugurated the Cherthala Infopark phase 1 . News , views and pictures of this park. Anyone?

Will be ideal for Small businesses due to lower rents compared to inflated prices around Kochi.
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After TCS and WIPRO it is CTS the third MNC crossing 1000 head count mark in Kochi now!!!!
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After TCS and WIPRO it is CTS the third MNC crossing 1000 head count mark in Kochi now!!!!
Cognizant is planning a huge recruitment in Feb and March for their new facility in Athulya.
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