Bengaluru: Global software major Infosys’ social arm Infosys Foundation offered to give Rs 200 crore to the Bengaluru metro network project, said Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday.
“The Foundation’s contribution will be used to build the Konappana Agrahara metro station and metro track of the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL),” he said, as per an official release.
Appreciating the Foundation for its initiatives for the betterment of society, the Chief Minister lauded its chairperson Sudha Murthy for inspiring other corporates to follow it in discharging corporate social responsibility.
“The Foundation will maintain the station for 30 years and contributing funds to the people’s needs gives pleasure in life,” said Murthy, the wife of Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy.
The metro service, which opened to the public in 2011, currently comprises of two lines in its phase one – green and purple – covering a mere 43 km of the 800 sq km city with ever-expanding suburbs.
The state has proposed an extension of the existing lines under phase two, which is expected to be constructed by March 2023.
Set up in 1996, Bengaluru-based Infosys Foundation supports various programmes in the fields of healthcare, education, rural development etc.