TCS to work on its largest development centre

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{image-tata 6bc679680a0776232_02042008.jpg}Pune, Apr 2: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organisation, today commenced construction at its largest development centre, located in Hinjewadi, near here. The new facility, TCS Sahyadri Park will be developed over 50 acres of land to create a capacity of 20,000 seats with the first phase expected to be completed by March 2009 with 7,000 seats. The entire facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010.

Tata Realty and Infrastructure has been mandated to develop the facility, while Frank Glynn of El Segundo, California, has been appointed as the principal architect for designing the facility along with Edifice Architects from Pune as the local architects. Frank Glynn was also the architect for the TCS facility in Sholinganallur at Chennai.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was present to perform the commencement ceremonies and lay the foundation stone of the facility along with Tata Consultancy Services CEO and Managing Director S Ramadorai.

Commenting on the new facility, Mr Ramadorai said, ''TCS Sahyadri Park will drive the next phase of our growth in this area and help us access the skilled professionals and students from in and around the city. On completion, the facility will provide direct employment to over 20,000 people as well as indirect employment to many more.'' He said the facility has special significance to TCS as the company started its first research and development centre here, over two decades ago.


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