Google to build largest campus outside US in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, May 12:

Global Internet services company Google will build its largest campus outside the US in Hyderabad with an investment of Rs.1,000 crore, announced Telanagana Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao on Tuesday.

googleThe minister, who is on a visit to the US, said the state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Google, which will develop about two million square feet campus, the first in Asia.

“Excited to announce that Google & Government of Telangana have inked an MoU to build their largest campus (outside US) in Hyderabad,” tweeted Tarakarama Rao.

“First campus in Asia. 2 million sq ft space would be built. Investment of Rs 1,000 crore and in four years employee size to double from 6,500 to 13,000,” said the minister, who is son of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

Google’s vice presiden, real estate & workplace, David Radcliffe, and Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan signed the MoU on Monday at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

It was in 2007 that the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh had allotted 20 acres land for the global search engine giant at Kokapet here but this ran into legal trouble.

In 2013, the government agreed to provide alternate land at Raidurg.

After the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) formed first government in Telangana last year, it promised to sort the issue relating to the land.

It was immediately not clear if Google campus will come up at Kokapet or Raidurg. (IANS)

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