Telangana Government inks MoU with Google to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad

Telangana Government has inked a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with tech giant Google Inc to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad.

The MoU was signed between Telangana Secretary of IT Jayesh Ranjan and his counterpart David Redcliffe, Google’s global head of facilities and workplace in Google headquarters at Mountain View in USA.

On completion, Google’s Hyderabad campus will be second-biggest in the world and the first in Asia. It will be set up at Rs 1,000 crore and expected to be ready within four years i.e. by 2020.

It will have two million square feet working space and employ around 13,000 technologists that will be recruited over a period of four years for this project.

For this campus, Telangana Government will allocate seven acres of land in Gachibowli, a major IT suburb of Hyderabad. The work for this campus will formally start in 2016.

Apart from this, another decision to include Hyderabad in its Street View project of Google was also taken. This move comes after Union Government gave its approval to include Hyderabad in Street View project.

Google’s street View is a tool in Google Map that enable users to have a 360 degrees panoramic view of streets, roads and monuments.

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