“We clearly see that the tier-I cities are getting saturated and infrastructure is under pressure,” said Shibulal, chief executive officer and managing director, Infosys. “Our further expansion will be more in the tier-II cities. In fact, around 10 million square-feet area is already under construction across various cities.”Cheaper availability of land, improved infrastructure, support from local governments and lower costs of living make running and operating a centre much easier in smaller cities. “There are many Indian cities that are fit for us to set up a campus,” said Shibulal.
He also said Infosys is in active talks with various state governments to acquire space. The company recently held talks with the Gujarat government for a centre at Ahmedabad.
A month ago, it acquired around 130 acres of land in Indore. In Kolkata, Infosys is already in talks with the government to set up a campus at Rajarhat.
The company is also expanding its existing small-city-campuses in Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, Mysore and Pune.