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Hyderabad Will Be Home To Google’s Largest Campus Outside The US

In what can be considered as one of the biggest wins for the Telangana government, Internet giant Google will set up its largest facility outside the US in the city of Hyderabad.
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The Hyderabad campus will be spread across 7.2-acres at Gachibowliand and will be Google’s first own campus in Asia, with plans of it being operational within the next four years.
In a Tweet, Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao said the company would invest Rs 1,000 crore to set up the facility spread across 7-acres that will create over 6,000 jobs.

“The company will spend about 12 months on planning and construction will start around the summer of 2016. Construction should take about two and a half years and we could have a facility up and running as early as 2019,” said David Radcliffe, Google’s Global Head (facilities and workplaces).
Apart from setting up its first campus in Hyderabad, the city will also be the first in India to be covered by Google Street View. In time, Street View will also be rolled out to other major cities and towns in Telangana.
Google has already sought the Union Ministry’s permission to roll out Street View across other major cities in India and is expecting a nod.
Further, Google has agreed to support the Telangana Governments request to use Street View for monitoring deviations from approved building plans, property tax collection and mapping of industrial land banks.

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