Infosys begins work on second campus in Hyderabad

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Bangalore, Aug 9 (UNI) The city-based IT giant Infosys Technologies today commenced work on its Rs 1250 crore second campus at Pocharam in Hyderabad.

AP Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was the chief guest at the groundbreaking ceremony for this campus. N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, and Mohandas Pai, Member of the Infoaya Board were also present on the occasion.

Mr Murthy said, ''We are delighted to commence work on the new campus. The State Government has worked in enhancing infrastructure facilities at Hyderabad to make it a premier IT destination globally. We are encouraged by this development and the support provided to Infosys.'' The Infosys campus at Pocharam would be spread over 447 acres.

The campus was expected to seat over 25,000 people and would be completed over a period of ten years, developed in three phases.

Work was commencing for the first phase with a seating capacity of 10,000 people and an initial Investment of Rs. 600 crore, spread over three years.

As a part of its drive to become carbon neutral, Infosys was designing this campus on best-in-class sustainability principles to achieve energy efficiency, water sustainability, preservation and promotion of biodiversity and effective waste management.

The existing campus at Gachibowli has been operational since 2001. The campus has a seating capacity of over 10,000. An investment of Rs. 522 crore has been made in it as of June 30. The campus exported services worth Rs. 2,279 crore and contributed 8.7 per cent to the total State exports in the last fiscal.

The Gachibowli campus has world-class technology infrastructure, including video conferencing facilities, network connectivity and over 10,000 workstations. The campus also houses the Enterprise Solution (ES) Academy, which focuses on competency enablement for entry-level and experienced consultants in the ES practice.

Employee facilities, included a fully equipped state-of-the-art gymnasium and an aerobics centre, among others.


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