HCL’s Amaravati Campus project on fast track
IT solutions firm HCL’s Amaravati Campus project has been put on the fast track, as the capital city programme itself has gained traction, thanks to the increased focus given by the Chief Minister Mr N Chandrababu Naidu.
Last week, HCL Technologies Chairman Mr Shiv Nader called on the Chief Minister at Amaravati and spelt out the details of the master plan and conceptual designs for its campus at Amaravati.
The State Government has allotted 50 acres of land at Amaravati and Vijayawada for Global IT Development and Training Centre proposed by HCL. The IT firm is investing Rs 750 crore, which will open the employment doors for 7,500 people. And the bright spot for Andhra Pradesh is that HCL has committed to take a bulk of the employment from the State.
The designs for the interiors will be inspired by themes of the cultural heritage and history of Andhra Pradesh. The façade, landscaping and architecture will draw inspiration from Buddhism, Kalamkari and other themes that reflect the cultural fabric of the State.
The site at Gannavaram is close to the airport and the campus will be built in such a way that passengers in flights can have an aerial view of the building as the aircraft land. The Andhra Pradesh government and HCL Technologies had signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of BPO centres in the new capital city of Amaravati.
Mr Chandrababu Naidu, during his interaction with Mr Nader, had underscored the importance of having work places that encourage creativity. “It is important for regular day jobs to remove physical restrictions from the workplace,” the Chief Minister said.
Mr Nader invited Mr Naidu to visit the HCL Chennai campus to get a picture of the grandeur and standard of HCL campuses. The State IT Minister Mr Nara Lokesh also participated in the meeting.