Trivandrum It Corridor

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This June 2006 presentation was designed to present the idea of an Information Technology Corridor in Trivandrum, India to the State Government by the Trivandrum Development Front, a developmental NGO

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Trivandrum It Corridor

  1. 1. FOR DISCUSSION • Click to edit Master text styles • Second level Trivandrum IT Corridor • Third level • Fourth level Fifth levelProposal Presentation • Evaluation Copy – Authorized Eyes Only Thiruvananthapuram Development Front 1
  2. 2. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 2
  3. 3. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 3
  4. 4. The Concept • Click to edit Master text stylesaligned, planned An IT Corridor is a longitudinally collection of Information Technology businesses and • Second level supporting facilities which usually coincide with a • Third level major transportation axis. • Fourth level • Fifth level It is proposed that an IT Corridor be created along the Kazhakkoottam - Kovalam NH Bypass in Trivandrum 4
  5. 5. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 5
  6. 6. Thiruvananthapuram • Is the capital of Kerala and is located near the southern tip of the Indian • Click to edit Master text styles peninsula, about 90 kms north of Kanyakumari • Second level • Trivandrum Corporation encompasses an area of 175 sq. kms. and has a population of about 900,000 • Third level • Four surrounding muncipalities have been integrated with the city to • Fourth level form the Trivandrum Capital Region (TCR) • Fifth level was a centre of trade with civilizations across the Old • This ancient city World and later became the capital of the dominant regional power – Travancore • Traditionally the state’s administrative hub, the city’s population has been registering significant increases in income, buying power and demand for better quality of life. The size and significance of the younger (< 30 years) age group has drastically increased. 6
  7. 7. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 7
  8. 8. Location of the IT Corridor • The proposed IT Corridor will be located along the NH-47 Bypass • Click from edit Master text styles running to Kazhakkoottam to Kovalam • Second levelcity area, in the western suburbs but closely • It will be outside the Third levelareas of the urban area connected to all • • Fourth level • Trivandrum International Airport, railway stations and bus terminals lie on or near (< 3 km) the axis • Fifth level • The IT Corridor will terminate at the world renowned tourist destination of Kovalam-Poovar, close to the upcoming Vizhinjam Int’l Container Terminal • Relatively cheap, scenic, low population density land is available along the proposed Corridor 8
  9. 9. CITY AREA • Click to edit Master text styles • Second level • Third level TECHNOPARK • Fourth level • Fifth level IT CORRIDOR VIZHINJAM PORT SITE KOCHUVELI STATION AIRPORT KOVALAM 9 Satellite Image of Area of Proposed IT Corridor – The Thick RED Line denotes the IT Corridor axis True Color LandSat 7 Imagery; Courtesy NASA Boundaries shown are only indicative
  10. 10. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 10
  11. 11. Focus on IT - Strategic Advantages of Location • Click to edit Resources text styles Excellent Human Master Excellent Human Resources Low Cost of Living Low Cost of Living • Second level Top-class Educational Top-class Educational Institutions Institutions • Third level World Class Facilities World Class Facilities Fourth R&D Hubs World Class R&D Hubs • level World Class Technopark TECHNOPARK Technopark IT CORRIDOR • Fifth level Trivandrum Excellent Air, Rail and Road Abundant International Excellent Air, Rail and Road Abundant International Connectivity Connectivity Connectivity Connectivity World Class Hospitality, World Class Hospitality, Convention, Medical and Convention, Medical and 11 Trivandrum IT Corridor Proposal Tourism Facilities Tourism Facilities
  12. 12. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 12
  13. 13. • Clickthe Third largestMaster and all set to be the largest by 2007. to edit IT Park in Asia text styles • India’s First IT Park, established in the early ’90s • Currently • Second of lush green campus with over 1.5 million sq.ft. of built-up space. About 250 acres level • Additional 950,000 sq.ft under various stages of implementation. • Third level over 6 buildings with power backup • Business space spread • Home to more than 75 companies including 4 CMM Level 5, 2 CMM Level 3 and 10 ISO 9001 • Fourth level companies • Currently over 7500 people work at technopark • Fifth level • Multinational tenants from the US, Germany, UK, Japan and France • Business Domains include Hardware, Telecom, Software Development, Embedded Systems, Insurance and ITES • technopark is assessed at CMMI Level 4 • Abundant OFC and satellite bandwidth • The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala functions from 13 within technopark Source: Technopark, ITMK
  14. 14. • Select Clients: • Click to edit Master text styles – Infosys Technologies – Tata Consulting Services – US Technologies • Second level – Tata Elxsi – Allianz – McKinsey & Co • Third level – Ernst & Young – IBS – Toonz Animation • Fourth20-25,000 people will be working in technopark by end-2007 level • New 600,000 sq.ft. building to be added by 2006, making technopark the largest IT park in Asia • An estimated • Fifth level12,000 personnel in 3 phases on 50 acres of land which will • Infosys Technologies is building a Delivery Centre accommodate upto • TCS is completing construction of its 350,000 sq.ft. Global Training Centre and has acquired 25 acres of land for a Delivery Centre for upwards of 5000 personnel • US Technologies is building a 36 acre campus to accommodate 10,000 employees by 2008-9 • IBS is developing a 200,000 sq.ft. facility on a 5 acre plot • IHC’s business hotel “Ginger” is coming up within technopark • The Asian School of Business has started functioning and will expand to a 15 acre campus by 2007 14 Source: Technopark, ITMK
  15. 15. Other Major Related Facilities and Developments – already in place Trivandrum International Airport – Connectivity to all major Indian cities as well • International destinations in the Middle East ,South East Asia, the US and Europe. A state-of-the- • Click to edit Master text styles art new International Terminal is under implementation, taking the capacity of the airport by 2008 to more than 2 million passengers. •• Second level IT Corridor, including: R&D and Educational Institutions – There is a world class cluster of R&D and Educational Institutions on or near the proposed – VSSC • Third level – CESS – College of Engineering Trivandrum • Fourth level Technology and Management – Kerala (IITM-K) – Asian School of Business – Indian Institute of Information •• Kochuveli level Rail Terminal – Allows access to long distance, commuter and possibly Fifth Satellite soon, suburban trains just 1.0 Km from the proposed Corridor • NH Widening and Trivandrum Road Development Project – NH-47 Bypass is being widened to 4-lanes and being connected to the comprehensive new road network being implemented in the city, under TRDP, allowing fast and easy access to anywhere in the urban area • KINFRA Video and Film Park – is a fast developing centre for animation, multimedia, post- production and other media-related operations. A state-of-the-art “Animation Zone” is being set up. Major tenants include industry leader Prasad Labs 15
  16. 16. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 16
  17. 17. Other Possible Areas of Focus - Tourism and Medical Tourism The proposed IT Corridor leads to the internationally acclaimed Kovalam-Poovar • Click to edit Master text styles tourist region as well as has one of the country’s most impressive cluster of medical institutions located close to it • Tourism • – The Kovalam-Poovar region is the top tourist destination in the State and has found a spot on the Second level world tourism map. • – Attracts most of the international tourists who visit Kerala – major ForEx earner for Kerala Third level – Has a major cluster of hotels and resorts – from the Economy segment to luxury 5 Star • – Massive potential Relaxation opportunities for employees in the ITExhibitions (MICE) concept Fourth level Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Corridor for the – Abundant Rest & • • Medical Tourism: Rapidly expanding International trend to combine medical treatment Fifth level with leisure. In this field, the proposed IT corridor has the following advantages: – Nearby cluster of advanced medical facilities: • Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science & Technology • Medical College Hospital and Regional Cancer Centre • Super-specialty private hospitals like KIMS, SUT, Lords and Ananthapuri – Proximity to Kovalam and other tourist destinations in South & Central Kerala – Direct access to Trivandrum International Airport and Kochuveli satellite railway station 17 Develop an IT-Tourism – Medical Tourism Corridor
  18. 18. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 18
  19. 19. Benefits The setting up of an IT-Tourism-Medical Tourism Corridor will • Click to edit Master text styles bring a lot of benefits to the State and its people. These include: • Increased attractiveness for IT/Hospitality/Medical Tourism companies • Second level – With better and more integrated facilities, these firms will find almost irresistible opportunities to set up shop. This will boost the attractiveness of Trivandrum as a • Third level A massive boost in IT/ITES, Tourism and Medical Tourism, from premier IT/ITES destination. • Higher revenue – • Fourth ofIndia’s foreign exchangewill result in huge inflows into the State level the setting up the proposed Corridor, exchequer and reserves. • Employment – IT/ITES alone has the potential to create upto 35-40,000 direct jobs • Fifth(By 2007 itself, an additional 20,000 would be created in Technopark alone) by 2010 level • PPP developmental activities for the city – The development of the Corridor will attract investment for developing not just the Corridor area, but the whole of the TCR region with projects like transportation infrastructure, housing and commercial space • Act as a Focus for Business Promotion – The proposed Corridor will act as the focus of branding and marketing efforts in the IT/ITES, Tourism and Medical Tourism sectors 19
  20. 20. Future Developments Trivandrum city is witnessing some developments which will • Clickescalate the Masterspecialised Corridor for development further to edit need for a text styles • Second level • IT Expansion– By current estimates, IT/ITES will create 20-25,000 jobs in Trivandrum by end 2007. Keeping in view the announced future plans of major • Third levelTCSdirectUS Technologies as well as an average growth of 20- players like Infosys, and 30% , at least 35-40,000 jobs will be added by 2010 • Vizhinjam International Seaport – The Vizhinjam International Container • FourthhubTerminal is due to begin operation tourism. and will be a level Transshipment in 2008-09 international for container movement and cruise line • Nanotechnology Research Centre – The Rs 200 crore Centre will be a global • Fifth level in this field, which could be a $ trillion industry in the near future centre for research • Increased prominence of suburbs – The city’s suburbs, especially those adjoining the IT corridor, are undergoing significant development in terms of infrastructure and lifestyle facilities like shopping, entertainment and leisure. • Advent of modern retail and apartment type accommodation – These cosmopolitan trends, earlier confined to the Metro cities, have already made their advent in Trivandrum. With the escalation in disposable incomes (IT alone will contribute Rs 350+ crores p.a.by 2007), this is likely to further advance with great rapidity 20
  21. 21. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 21
  22. 22. Proposed Facilities • Aakulam International Convention Centre – A world class, 1500 seater Convention • Click to edit Master text styles Centre to be built in the beautiful locale of Aakulam. Will also include ancillary facilities like a 5- star Hotel • Secondoflevel and abundant land, easy access to city and surrounding regions • Shopping Malls/Multiplexes – will be set-up along the proposed Corridor to take advantage of the availability inexpensive and affluent suburban population • Third level • Hotels and Restaurants– A number of business and luxury class hotels will be required to cater to the burgeoning demand in the proposed Corridor • Fourth level • Apartment Complexes – A significant volume of housing – upto 2-3000 units – would be required to cater to IT/ITES demand alone by 2007-08. The development of large apartment • Fifth level complexes is envisaged. • Schools and Colleges – The increased commercial and industrial activity in the Corridor area combined with the rapidly escalating demand for world class education will enable new, high quality educational institutions to develop. • Transportation Services – A High Capacity Bus System – using AC and Non-AC buses, a long distance bus terminal at Eanchakkal and expansion of the Kochuveli satellite station Upgradation and Landscaping of the NH Bypass – The axial road of the proposed • Corridor has to be 4-6 laned and well-landscaped with the provision of modern signage, roundabouts, traffic signals, roadside lighting and high mast lights at junctions. 22
  23. 23. AGENDA • The Conceptedit • Click to Master text styles • Trivandrum • Second level • Location of Corridor • Focus onlevel Third IT • • Fourth level • Existent Facilities and Institutions • Other Possible Areas of Focus • Fifth level • Benefits • Proposed Facilities • Support from GoK 23
  24. 24. The Govt: of Kerala URGENTLY needs to - • Declare the IT Corridor and specify policy – GoK needs to give substance to the concept by declaring it a special area and formulating specific policies for the • Click to edit Master text styles Corridor • Create Land Bank – Land is currently available at relatively low prices and has • Secondlow density of population in most areas. GoK should build up a land comparatively level bank to the greatest extent possible. Selective waiver of TUDP restrictions should • Third level low environmental impact projects also be expedited for • Expedite development of International Airport – • Fourth levelall steps to ensure that AAI takes up construction of the new – GoK should take International Terminal at the earliest and that construction time is minimized (to • Fifth than 24 months)acquisition of land for the Second Phase of expansion work level less – Simultaneously the must be expedited – GoK should also invite as many domestic and international airlines as possible to commence operations from Trivandrum • Widen and Develop NH Bypass – The Kazhakkoottam-Kovalam stretch of the NH-47 Bypass should be upgraded to a 6-lane stretch, landscaped and provided with modern road side lighting, traffic signals, roundabouts, signage and high mast lights 24 GoK Commitment is Critical
  25. 25. The Govt: of Kerala URGENTLY needs to - • Expedite development of ICC – The Aakulam International Convention Centre • Click to edit Master text styles complex must be developed at the earliest to act as the centre-piece of support facilities in the Corridor • Second level • Promote IT Corridor aggressively and invite Private Participation – The IT Corridor must become the centre-point of all promotion by GoK intended for IT/ITES firms. Private participation in developing the Corridor and the surrounding • region mustlevel Third be sought. • Fourth level • Development of Enchakkal Bus Terminal – The long distance bus terminal at Eanchakkal has to be expedited to improve the transportation facilities along the Corridor. Bus services along the Corridor have to be intensified. • Fifth level roads to IT Corridor – Access to the Corridor from the City is • Improve access a critical requirement. Access roads other than the ones under TRDP should be taken up for widening. Phase Two of Road Development should be taken up to further improve access along outer ring roads. • Develop Kochuveli Station – The Kochuveli satellite railway station needs to have its capacity expanded, number of train halts increased and the possibility of starting an EMU service needs to be examined. 25 GoK Commitment is Critical
  26. 26. • Click to edit Master text styles • Second level • Third level • Fourth level Thank You • Fifth level 26

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