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Google to build their own campus in India leaving rented premises

Internet giant Google plans to open its own "permanent and big" campus in Hyderabad.

The Google is planning to build their own and the biggest campus with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore. in India.

Google India at the moment operating from rented premises in India. According the latest news Google is planning to build its own campus outside the US in India. According the available sources and the IT Minister of Telangana has announced that the government had already signed the MOU with Google in this regards. It will be the first campus in Asia which will be built on the 2 million sqft of area with the huge investment of 1000 crore. The vice president of Real Estates and Workspace at Google, David Radcliffe, and Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan had signed the MOU at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, He added.

“Excited to announce that Google & Govt of Telangana have inked a MoU to build their largest campus in Hyderabad,” tweeted KTR, the 38-year-old graduate, an MBA from an American university, has been meeting Non-Resident Indians and others in the US to draw cash to the IT hub of Hyderabad. He is the young and dynamic minister of Telangana whose father KCR (K Chandrasekhar Rao), is the Chief Minister of India’s youngest state.

Google will setup its Asia Pacific Campus in Hyderabad which will provide the employment to 13000 people doubling its present headcount, The company would be allocated 7.2 acres of land in Gachilowli, the main IT hub of Hyderabad where it will built its own facility, said the IT minister K T Rama Rao. “This facility for Google in Hyderabad, the capital city of the state of Telangana, when fully built, will be one of the largest facilities globally with a built-up space of about two million sqft and one of the largest campus for Google globally outside of the United States.”The facility will also be Google’s first-ever own campus in India,” Mr Rama Rao said in a statement issued to media.

Telangana is the new state which was expelled out of Andhra Pradesh after the brief scuffle over the issue of Power and Water between two Giants K Chandrasekhar Rao and Chandrababu Naidu, who is the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Though the struggle in the states have been over long back but it continued in US, with KTR fund raising tour overlaps with Nara Lokesh who is the son of Andhra Pradesh CM. Lokesh is also seeking the funding from US although he is not holding any ministerial berth in cabinet like KTR, with the announcement of Google tie-up KTR has winning edge over the fund raising competition among the sons of rival chief ministers.

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Google is expected to complete the facilty fully operational in about four year’s time which is planned to stast in the year 2019 according to the sources from Google. Rama Rao, along with Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan, also met Bram Bout, Director of Google Education, and Rajen Sheth, Senior Director of Product Management for Android and Chrome for Work and Education.

There are also plans to convert the Hyderabad city into Wi-Fi enabled city, the major telecom operators like Cisco, Airtel, Vodafone & Taiwanese have already shown the interest to work together on this project. “It will take time (to make the city Wi-Fi enabled) because business model is the critical issue. Making wi-fi is not a big problem  but how to monetize it is the key issue,” Said the Telangana IT, Electronics and Communications Secretary Harpreet Singh. He, however, said the contract for this venture is expected to be awarded in the next three-four months after floating the request for proposals and the bidding process.


Source: PTI

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