HITEC City

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HITEC City
IndustryInformation Technology
Financial District
Biotechnology
Biopharmaceutical
Founded22 November 1998; 21 years ago (1998-11-22)
FounderN. Chandrababu Naidu
Headquarters,
India
Area served
Madhapur
Gachibowli
Kondapur
Manikonda
Nanakramguda

The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City, abbreviated as HITEC City, is an Indian information technology, engineering, health informatics, and bioinformatics, financial business district located in Hyderabad, Telangana state.

HITEC City was founded by N. Chandrababu Naidu adjoining his brainchild "Cyberabad" to Hyderabad city and was inaugurated by then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 22 November 1998.[1] HITEC City is spread across 81 ha (200 acres) of land under suburbs of Madhapur, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Manikonda and Nanakramguda, all the combined technology townships is also known as Cyberabad with a radius of 56.48 km (35.10 mi) surrounding approximate area of 6,100 ha (15,000 acres). HITEC City is within 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) of the residential and commercial suburb of Jubilee Hills.

History[edit]

HITEC City was commissioned by Larsen and Toubro Limited through its Special Purpose Vehicle, L&T Hitech City Limited, a joint venture company of L&T Infocity Limited and erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.

The project is spread over 120 ha (300 acres) of land and was envisaged to develop 1,000,000 m2 (11,000,000 sq ft) of IT space and 420,000 m2 (4,500,000 sq ft). of residential space in a phased manner. The project offers multitenanted as well as Built-to-suit (BTS) facilities. It caters to all segments of the IT Industry including small & medium enterprises, with office areas starting from as small as 230 m2 (2,500 sq ft).

Cityscape[edit]

Financial District and Microsoft India Development Center

Foundation of HITEC City[edit]

Cyber Towers, HITEC City Hyderabad
Cyber Towers, HITEC City Hyderabad

Cyber Towers was the first tower to be built for promotion of Information Technology (IT) within 14 months and the attractive unique design was selected by N. Chandrababu Naidu[2] in 1997 to stand as a Monument in city of Hyderabad and as architectural masterpiece in the center of Cyberabad with transforming the City of Pearls, Hyderabad as the City of Destiny for IT and Pharmaceutical companies while also set up a separate Cyberabad Metropolitan Police Commissionerate and totally revamped the way of policing under safety and surveillance accomplishing HITEC City has emerged as the symbolic heart of cosmopolitan Hyderabad and it was initially marketed by both the officials of APIIC and L&T Infocity Ltd (the public and private sector partner). Companies such as Orbees Business Solutions, Knowledge Matrix India Pvt Ltd., 7 Hills Business Solutions, AppLabs, Keane Inc NTT DATA, Microsoft, Patni Computer Systems, Oracle Corporation, GE Capital, Whishworks, Prithvi Information Solutions, Naia Software Solutions India Pvt Ltd., Four Soft operate and call centers operate from this four-quadrant, 10-story building. The Cyber Towers building is divided into four quadrants with a large fountain in the middle of the quadrants.[3]

Key Campuses[edit]

Laxmi Cyber City[edit]

Laxmi Cyber City, started construction from 2005 and built span of two years by 2007 operations started. It consists of three blocks. A block- HSBC GLT B block- E&Y, Inventiv, etc. C block- ADP The property is close to 1 Million sft. and shares its heritage with Laxmi Cyber Centre (Banjara Hills), Laxmi CentrePoint (Begumpet GE), Laxmi Cyber Point, Laxmi Cyber Towers SEZ etc.

R & D Center[edit]

Microsoft R&D hyderabad
Microsoft R&D Hyderabad

Microsoft India Development Center is one of Microsoft's largest R&D centers outside the Redmond headquarters, Washington state. Set up in Hyderabad in 1998. Then Chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu arranged a meeting with Bill Gates founder of Microsoft [4] and discussed about the infrastructure provided and human resources availability in the state while managed him to build their sprawling 54 acres Microsoft campus of LEED Gold Certification for one of its buildings in hyderabad.[5] The Microsoft Corporation is the first multinational company to launched the Research and development center in Cyberabad.

L&T Infocity[edit]

Infocity is the first software technology park layout in HITEC CITY which attracted major technology companies like Accenture, Microsoft, Oracle, s2Tech Technologies etc.

CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre[edit]

CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII-Godrej GBC) was established in the year 2004, as CII's Developmental Institute on Green Practices & Businesses, aimed at offering advisory services on conservation of natural resources. The Green Business Centre was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India on 14 July 2004.

The Services of Green Business Centre include energy management, green buildings, green companies, renewable energy, GHG inventorisation, green product certification, waste management, and cleaner production process.

Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)[edit]

Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)

In process of making India's favorite meetings and events destination is Hyderabad then chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu created a convention hub with HICC(Hyderabad International Convention Centre)[6][7] is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art convention facility, the first of its kind in South Asia and HICC was built by Emaar MGF[8] of India. It has been the winner of the excellence award for “Best Standalone Convention Centre” for a record four times nationally awarded by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the company is part owned by Emaar of UAE. The facility is managed by Accor Hospitality. The Hyderabad International Convention Centre with 5,000[9] seating capacity is India's largest convention facility. It is an integrated 27,000-square-metre (290,000 sq ft) covering 6.1 ha (15 acres). The centre can be configured to increase seating capacity to about 6,500. HICC is connected to Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre an international business hotel has 288 rooms and is equipped with meeting rooms, restaurants, business centre, spa and a health club.[10]

Raheja Mindspace IT Park[edit]

A office building in Mindspace IT Park, Hyderabad
An office building in Mindspace IT Park, Hyderabad

The Mindspace IT Park includes residential, recreational, entertainment, and retail spaces. The park provides about 370,000 square metres (4,000,000 sq ft) of office space. Spread across 45 hectares (110 acres), this layout also provides about 40% open space with telecommunications and civic infrastructure, wide roads, and greenery. The district witnessed immediate success with over 93 thousand square metres (1 million square feet) built and occupied within just 14 months of starting the project. The park provides both multi-tenant and built to suit facilities. Companies such as Hyundai Mobis, IBM, Accenture, CSC, Bank of America, Facebook and Novartis have built to suit facilities in the park with 10000 workers within them. Other companies in multitenant facilities include Broadcom, Deloitte, Parexel, Syneos Health, Qualcomm, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Tech Mahindra, Oracle, Accenture, Amazon, General Electric, OpenText Corporation, Patni Computer Systems, Verizon, Thomson Reuters, Wellsfargo and Tieto. As of 2008 March, 20,000 people work in the park. The park is a notified SEZ and is set to accommodate about 55,000 IT workers making it the largest of the IT parks in HITEC city. The park also has a Westin Hotel and Inorbit Mall which have been opened in the second half of 2009.[11]

Mindspace IT park, hyderabad
Mindspace IT Park, hyderabad

Map of Mindspace Park

  • Building - 1 - Accenture.
  • Building - 2 -Tech Mahindra, GE, ZenQ, Patni Computer Systems, Bank of America, Sumtotal systems, Redpine Signals,Beryl Consulting
  • Building - 3 - IBM.
  • Building - 4 - Computer Sciences Corporation.
  • Building - 5 - Bank of America, Redpine Signals.
  • Building - 6 - Novartis.
  • Building - 7 - Computer Sciences Corporation.
  • Building - 8 - Qualcomm, PL Engineering, Deloitte, UTC Fire & Security
  • Building - 9 - Verizon, Amazon, Broadcom, Qualcomm, HSBC, Deloitte, PerkinElmer.
  • Building - 10 - Verizon, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Raheja India.
  • Building - 11 - JP Morgan, Thomson Reuters, Advanced Micro Devices.
  • Building - 12A - Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pegasystems Inc.
  • Building - 14 - Portware, United Health Group, Persistent Systems & Solutions Ltd, OpenText Corporation, LGS Global Ltd, Trianz, Yash Technologies Pvt. Ltd, ZenQ, Verity Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd.
  • Building - 20 - Parexel, vSplash Techlabs Pvt. Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions, YASH Technologies, RealPage, OMICS, PROLIFICS(Semantic Space Technologies).
  • Building - 21 - Colruyt IT Consultancy
  • HUDA Techno Enclave - Ocimum Bio Solutions

HITEX Exhibition Centre[edit]

Hitex Exhibition Centre, HITEC City

Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited (HITEX)[12] is a venue for international exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, and corporate events in India. Exhibition centre was conceptualised by German architects and opened on 14 January 2003 by Commerce Minister Arun Shourie, and the Hitex Trade Fair Office Building was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.[13]

HITEX is located at Madhapur (near HITEC City). The facility is spread over nearly 40 ha (100 acres).[14]

GITEX Hyderabad, is the annual IT&C expo organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre in association with the Department of IT&C, Government of Telangana.[15][16]

HITEC City-2 SEZ[edit]

HITEC City-2 is a milestone project of Phoenix Infocity Pvt. Ltd. This is a venture by Phoenix Group, India. HITEC City-2 is an IT/ITeS Special Economic Zone (SEZ), and it is being promoted as an extension of HITEC City. The project has received formal approval as an IT/ITeS SEZ from the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. On an overall built-up area of about 280,000 m2 (3,000,000 sq ft), nine IT buildings are proposed with a mix of multi-tenant and custom-built to suit options to be developed in phases. The SEZ design allows about 28,000 IT workers to work in an area of 280,000 m2 (3,000,000 sq ft).[17]

It has accommodated MNCs like

  • UBS (the Indian operations of which were recently acquired by Cognizant)
  • CUBIC Transportation Systems INDIA Private Limited
  • ValueMomentum
  • MAQ Software
  • HCL
  • ValueLabs Inc
  • Object Technologies
  • IGATE

Cyber Pearl (an Ascendas IT park)[edit]

CyberPearl Building HITEC City Hyderabad
CyberPearl Building HITEC City Hyderabad

CyberPearl is located in the heart of Hyderabad's growth centre. Numerous MNC campuses, commercial facilities and extensive social infrastructure are located nearby the park. Opened in 2004, CyberPearl was the first park in Hyderabad to feature a fully equipped health club and business centre. In-house amenities include a large food court, restaurant, meeting rooms, conference and recreational facilities. Cyber Pearl would have been named Cyber Oasis, but since Hyderabad is associated with pearls, "Pearl" was considered more appropriate. The park accommodates over 5000 IT workers with 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of office space. Companies located at Cyber Pearl are :

  • Winshuttle Software (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • TNS INDIA PVT. LTD.
  • Sitel India Ltd
  • GE
  • Innopark
  • UMC
  • NTT DATA
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Salesforce dotcom
  • MarketTools Research Pvt Ltd
  • RSA/Valyd Software
  • SD Softech
  • Smartplay Technologies
  • ZenQ
  • Bank of Baroda - DR Site

Facebook, Hyderabad[edit]

Facebook has had an office in Hyderabad since 2010. It was the fourth Facebook office worldwide.[18]

Other campuses around HITEC city[edit]

Wipro campus
Wipro campus
Hyderabad metro towards Cyber Towers
Hyderabad metro towards Cyber Towers
Oracle hyd
Oracle Campus, hyderabad

Oracle Campus, HITEC City Microsoft R&D Campus in Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

Several companies have opened built to suit facilities in and around HITEC city. Some of these are:

  • Tecreos Overseas Education Consultants
  • Ananth Technologies
  • Aurobindo Pharma, Water Mark Building
  • Computer Maintenance Corporation
  • Convergys Campus
  • Cyient Campus
  • NetCracker Technology Corp.
  • DELL Campus
  • CyberCity I.T. Campus
  • E-Park I.T. Campus (Currently leased by TCS)
  • Franklin Templeton campus
  • Honeywell Campus
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. IT Data Centre
  • HSBC Campus
  • Capgemini Campus
  • iLabs Centre
  • Infosys Campus
  • Login4ITES Network
  • Microsoft Campus
  • Motorola Campus
  • Oracle Campus
  • Polaris Campus
  • Tech Mahindra Cyber Space Campus
  • Tech Mahindra Infocity Campus
  • Reliance Communications
  • Sierra Atlantic Campus
  • SoftSol Campus
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Campus (Deccan Park)
  • UBS (now Cognizant)
  • ValueLabs Campus
  • VSNL campus
  • WIPRO Campus (Gachibowli)
  • Zensar technologies Ltd
  • Simply Write Consulting Services

The V, an Ascendas IT Park[edit]

The V is spread across 20 acres (8 ha) and has five multi-tenant buildings with a gross floor area of 1.65 million sq ft (90,000 m2) having close to 100% occupancy.

V, an Ascendas IT Park at Hitec city
V, an Ascendas IT Park at Hitec city

With over 10 acres (4 ha) of open space, it is a green township with landscaped gardens. Most of the large rock formations have been left untouched, with the buildings designed around the natural landscape. The V is the first IT park which is completely operational. It accommodates about 15,000 IT professionals.

It is about 10 km from the city center and 14 km from the airport, both being within an hour's drive. The nearest local train station is around 3 km from the campus.

The V is composed of five buildings.

  • Mariner
  • Auriga
  • Orion
  • Capella
  • Vega

The TCS Deccan Park Campus[edit]

Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad
Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

The Deccan park is the largest global development centre of the Tata Consultancy Services. The facility was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. The Deccan Park has been set up with an estimated investment of 15 billion INR with recreation and sporting facilities, which houses more than 2,200 professionals. The centre has been set up in 11 acres (4.5 ha) of land, with a built-up area around 320,000 ft² (30,000 m2) on 9 floors. The centre works in domain areas such as telecommunications, e-governance, biological sciences, ports, and shipping and also deploy technologies including .Net, opensource billing and bioinformatics.

RMZ Futura IT Park[edit]

RMZ FUTURA is an exclusive independent/built-to-suit facility set amidst HITEC city owned by RMZ Corp, adjacent to Cyber Gateway.[19] The state-of-the-art structure comprises four independent blocks spread across the entire site.

The RMZ FUTURA IT Park is composed of four buildings. All four buildings have been occupied.

  • CGI on the fourth floor; other floors constitute Deloitte Block A
  • Deloitte Block B
  • Deloitte Block C
  • Deloitte Block D

Shilpakala Vedika[edit]

Shilpakala Vedika
Shilpakala Vedika

Shilpakala Vedika, constructed under the government of N. Chandrababu Naidu, is located in a 60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2) plot, on a 5 acres (20,000 m2) land, with a seating capacity of 2,500. It is a state-of-the-art facility comprising a press room, cafeteria, modern multi-media projection system, luxurious green rooms, good acoustics and exquisite ethnic decor. This auditorium was held by M/S Sanpra Group and M/S Alif Group under a BOOT contract.[20]

See also[edit]

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