The Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of IT major, Infosys supports various programs in different streams like education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture. The foundation takes pride in working with all sections of society, selecting their projects with care and working in areas that are ignored or overlooked by the society.
The Infosys Foundation, headed by Mrs. Sudha Murthy and Mr. Ajay Seth, the Managing Director of BMRCL signed an MOU. The foundation has come forward to build a metro station at Konappanna Agrahara, the metro train which is between R.V. Road and Electronics city at a cost of Rs.200 crore and maintain it for 30 years. According to the MoU, the station to be named Infosys Foundation – Konappana Agrahara Metro Station, will be spread over two lakh square feet. An area of 3000 Sq. ft. will be reserved for the foundation to have art exhibitions which will provide local craftsmen and artisans with a platform to showcase their talent, also to host exhibitions free of rent.
R.V. Road to Electronics City is part of the 2nd phase of the 19.6 Kms elevated metro rail network being constructed at a cost of Rs.1794 crore and is expected to be completed by 2021. The roof of the station will be designed to support solar panels that will provide power for lighting and making this station a sustainable building.
This station is very important as Electronics city is evolving as Bengaluru’s business hub. This area sees thousands of IT professions daily travelling to work. This route may, to some extent give relief to the traffic woes of Madiwala and Silk Board junction during peak hours. This might be an alternative solution to the problem of traffic congestion.
Mrs. Murthy is said that she is happy in getting involved with this project. According to her it is not a charity but a duty towards her hometown.
Talking about the foundation’s contribution, the Deputy Chief Minister urged the Corporate’s in Bengaluru to donate 2% of their profit for the infrastructure of the city.
We, the people of Bengaluru are grateful to Infosys Foundation for coming forward with their support towards building a landmark station.