The Telangana government’s efforts to take information technology beyond Hyderabad and expand to Tier-II and Tier-III cities in the state is set to get a boost with IT bellwether Infosys planning a campus in Warangal.
The facility on the lines of its Mysuru campus will come up in the second biggest town in the state, about 150 km from here.
This was discussed during Infosys’s chief executive officer Vishal Sikka’s meeting with Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Monday, sources in the state government told IANS.
The proposed campus in Warangal will serve as a centre for the IT major to train fresh engineering graduates.
Located over 350 acres, Infosys’s Mysuru campus is home to thousands of trainees and employees.
A formal announcement about the proposed Warangal campus is likely to be made in February next year when the Bengaluru-headquartered company will open its largest campus in Hyderabad.
“Infosys also told us that there are many things they would like to do in terms of business plans. Once (Vishal) Sikka is back in February, we will share details,” the minister told reporters after the meeting.
The new IT policy of Telangana — also set to be unveiled in February — proposes various sops to the companies looking to expand their operations to Tier-II and Tier-III cities.
Sikka invited Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to inaugurate the campus at Pocharam on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
This is the second campus of the company in Hyderabad. The Infosys IT SEZ is spread over 450 acres and when fully completed it will have a capacity for 25,000 employees.
The first phase with a built-up area of 30 lakh sq. ft. with 16,000 employee-capacity comprises software development blocks and residential training facilities.
Infosys’s existing campus at Gachibowli has a capacity of 10,000 employees.
Meanwhile, Infosys announced the launch of its solar PV power plant of 6.6 MW capacity at its Pocharam campus.
“With this launch, combined with the existing 0.6 MW capacity rooftop solar plant, the Infosys campus in Pocharam will be one of the first corporate campuses in India that will be run completely by renewable energy,” the company said in a statement.
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