Google, Amazon to set up campuses in Hyderabad
This, after the State IT Department stepped in to resolve legal issues that came in the way of the companies’ expansion plans on land allotted to them.
The State Government had allotted 10.57 acres of APIIC land at Nanakramguda to Amazon way back in 2005, but the company could not begin construction due to legal hassles over the land.
“The matter is now settled and Amazon has agreed to expand significantly in Hyderabad. It intends to increase its employee base from the current 4,000 at its Hyderabad centre (leased premises) to another 5,000 software professionals in the next couple of years,” he said here on Thursday.
Similarly, the State government has in-principle agreed to provide 20 acres of land to Google to set up its campus at Raidurg here – the first outside the US – after land allotted at Kokapet in 2007 ran into legal trouble, IT Minister Ponnala Laxmaiah said. Google, with an employee base of 7,500 in Hyderabad, would add more jobs on its campus.
Amazon will add 5,000 tech jobs at its proposed 10.5-acre campus at Nanakramguda, while Google’s establishment will come up on a 20-acre site at Raidurg
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