Hyderabad to host Infosys’ biggest campus

In expansion mode KT Rama Rao, Telangana Information TechnologyMinister with Vishal Sikka, CEO and Managing Director of Infosys, at T-Hubin Hyderabad, on Monday. - MOHAMMED YOUSUF

IT major to expand Pocharam facility

Hyderabad, December 28





Infosys is going to make Hyderabad its biggest campus. The firm would expand its Pocharam campus here to double the capacity to 25,000 next month from the present 12,000 employees. The expanded campus would be formally inaugurated in February.

The firm had earmarked over ₹1,000 crore to build the facility, its second campus in Hyderabad. The first one at Gachibowli has 10,000 employees.

The firm was allotted 450 acres at Pocharam about eight years ago for building the project in phases. Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka was here to take part in a meeting at the start-up incubator T-Hub where Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella addressed start-ups. The company was served a notice by the then Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) seeking it to explain the delays in achieving the project milestones.

Renewable energy

Infosys claimed that the Pocharam facility will be run completely by renewable energy.

“The plant, with a total capacity of 7.2 MW, has been synchronised with the grid. It is expected to generate 12 million kWh a year,” it later said in a statement.“This initiative is expected to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 9,200 tonnes,” it claimed.

“We were invited by Infosys for the inauguration in February,” Telangana Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said here. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the T-Hub meeting, the Minister said the State would come out with the IT Policy after the elections to local bodies.

Published on December 28, 2015

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