The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City, abbreviated as HITEC City, is a 151 acre of information technology business district located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

HITEC City
Cyberabad
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HITEC City is located in Telangana
HITEC City
HITEC City
HITEC City is located in India
HITEC City
HITEC City
Coordinates: 17°26′30″N 78°22′58″E / 17.44155°N 78.38264°E / 17.44155; 78.38264Coordinates: 17°26′30″N 78°22′58″E / 17.44155°N 78.38264°E / 17.44155; 78.38264
CountryIndia India
State Telangana
CityHyderabad
Established22 November 1998; 23 years ago (1998-11-22)
Founded byNara Chandrababu Naidu
Government
 • Key PeopleK. T. Rama Rao (IT Ministry of state)
Stephen Raveendra (Commissioner of Cyberabad)
Area
 • Total52.48 km2 (20.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Totalest. 2.9 million [1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

HistoryEdit

HITEC City was commissioned for the promotion of Information Technology in the erstwhile combined state of Andhra Pradesh, by the then Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, to the west of Hyderabad and was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 22 November 1998.[2] In 1997, Naidu travelled to Southeast Asia to meet potential investors and to ‘market the state’ and was impressed with the larger technology related developments of Singapore and Malaysia – especially Multimedia Super corridor (MSC) near Kuala Lumpur. Soon after coming back from his Southeast Asia tour, Naidu initiated a $350 million knowledge enclave in Hyderabad, leading to birth of HITEC City.[3]

Foundation of HITEC CityEdit

 
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.[4] 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.[5] Another large building of office space named Cyber Gateway has been built comprises over 866,000 square feet (80,500 square meters) across 8 acres (3.25 ha).

Nanakramguda Financial District and Microsoft India Development Center

CampusesEdit

R & D centerEdit

 
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 [6] 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.[7] The Microsoft Corporation is the first multinational company to build a research and development center in Cyberabad.

Hyderabad International Convention CentreEdit

 
Hyderabad International Convention Centre

In process of making India's favorite meetings and events destination in Hyderabad, then chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu created a convention hub with the Hyderabad International Convention Centre,[8][9] is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art convention facility, the first of its kind in South Asia. The convention centre was built by Emaar MGF[10] 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[11] 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. The convention center is connected to Novotel Hyderabad (operated by Accor Hotels), an international business hotel, it has 288 rooms and is equipped with meeting rooms, restaurants, business centre, spa and a health club.[12]

Raheja Mindspace IT ParkEdit

 
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. 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.[13]

 
Mindspace IT Park, Hyderabad

HITEX Exhibition CentreEdit

 
Hitex Exhibition Centre, HITEC City

Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited (HITEX)[14] 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.[15]

HITEX is located at Madhapur (near HITEC City). The facility is spread over nearly 40 ha (100 acres).[16]

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.[17][18]

 
CyberPearl Building HITEC City Hyderabad

Facebook, HyderabadEdit

Facebook has had an office in Cyberabad since 2010. It was the fourth Facebook office worldwide.[19]

Amazon Global CampusEdit

Amazon first started operations in India in 2004 from Hyderabad. Global e-commerce giant amazon inaugurates its first owned and world's largest campus building in 2019 at Hyderabad that spread across 9.5 acres which can house for more than 15,000 employees, becoming third of Amazon's total India employee base across six offices. This is Amazon's single largest building in the anywhere worldwide in terms of total built-up area and the campus will spread out with spanning over 68 acres.[20]

RMZ Futura IT ParkEdit

RMZ FUTURA is an exclusive independent/built-to-suit facility set amidst HITEC city owned by RMZ Corp, adjacent to Cyber Gateway.[21] The state-of-the-art structure comprises four independent blocks spread across the entire site.

Shilpakala VedikaEdit

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.[22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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