Infosys, India's second-largest IT firm, is planning to formally inaugurate its largest campus in Hyderabad at Pocharam in February next year, according to Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao.
"The seating capacity of the campus is 25,000. Currently, 12,000 employees are working there. They are planning to inaugurate the campus formally in February, after the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections," Rao told reporters on the sidelines of a programme at the T-Hub.
Infosys chief Vishal Sikka has visited startup incubator T-hub, a Telangana government initiative, on Monday. T-hub is located at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, and the state government has already invested Rs 40 crore in the 70,000-sq-ft campus.
"(Vishal) Sikka has invited us to inaugurate their largest campus at Pocharam in Hyderabad. We would request Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to unveil the IT policy of the state also at that time," PTI quoted Rao as saying.
Infosys is spending Rs 1,250 crore to construct its Pocharam campus, which will be spread across over 447 acre, in Hyderabad.
Earlier this month, a top Telangana government official had said nearly 20 IT firms are expected to open offices in Hyderabad in the next 8-12 months. Hyderabad, the capital city of India's youngest state, is fast emerging as a favourite destination for big business firms to set up shop.
"They are in advanced stages of discussion with us. We expect formal announcements to be made by them on this pretty soon," Jayesh Ranjan, secretary (IT, electronics and communications), Telangana government, had said.
Search engine giant Google had said in May it would to set up its biggest development centre outside the US in Hyderabad, with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore. The new campus would span over 2 million square feet and accommodate 13,000 employees.
The state government has already given its nod to the draft of the new IT policy, which would be announced after the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in January next year, said the state ITE&C secretary.