Carpool website to help Kerala techies go green

May 25th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Companies based in Kerala’s Technopark, an IT park here, Monday launched a carpooling website for IT professionals in the state as part of its green computing initiatives.
The website,, was jointly launched by the Group of Technopark Companies (GTECH), a body representing the chief executives of the Technopark firms, and Palnar Transmedia, a city-based software firm.

The site would encourage IT professionals to travel together and thereby save money, fuel and reduce global warming and traffic on the roads, GTECH officials said.

Those who are interested can register in the website for free by submitting some basic information and search for travel mates who commute to the Technopark campus or Infopark in Kochi.

Kerala has more than 30,000 IT professionals working at these two IT parks.

GTECH President S. Rama Rao said there was an urgent need to create awareness in the industry about the benefits of carpooling primarily to reduce the harmful effects of carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles.

GTECH secretary Satish Babu said the primary objective of the carpooling was to enhance environmental consciousness.

“This unique model of GTECH acts as a catalyst in promoting the cause of environmental sustainability in Kerala. It is also in tune with the National Policy on Conservation of Fuel,” said Babu.

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