Telangana Government on 11 May 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with tech giant Google Inc to build the biggest campus outside the United States (US) in Hyderabad.
The MoU was signed by Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana Secretary of Information Technology (IT) 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.
Highlights of the MoU
• It will be set up at the cost of 1000 crore rupees and expected to be ready within four years by 2019.
• It will have two million square feet working space and will employ around 13000 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.
Google's StreetView project
Apart from this, Google agreed to pick Hyderabad for its StreetView project after Union Government gave its approval to include Hyderabad in Street View project.
Google’s street View is a tool in Google Map that gives panoramic view of streets, roads and monuments. The firm uses cars, treks and bicycles, fitted with cameras, to capture the images and collate them to give the users a 360 degree views.
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Who: Telangana Government
When: 11 May 2015