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Skyline View of Cyberabad
HITEC City is located in Hyderabad
Location in Hyderabad, India
HITEC City is located in India
HITEC City (India)
Coordinates: 17°26′30″N 78°22′58″E / 17.44155°N 78.38264°E / 17.44155; 78.38264
CountryIndia India
State Telangana
DistrictRanga Reddy
Established22 November 1998; 25 years ago (1998-11-22)
Founded byN. Chandrababu Naidu
 • Key PeopleD. Sridhar Babu (IT Ministry of State)
Avinash Mohanty (Commissioner of Cyberabad)
 • Total52.48 km2 (20.26 sq mi)
 • Totalest. 29 lakh[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
WebsiteCyberabad Metropolitan Commissionerate

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, India. HITEC City is spread across 81 ha (200 acres) of land under suburbs of Madhapur, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Miyapur, Nanakramguda, Serilingampally, Bachupally, Manikonda, Kukatpally and Shamshabad all the combined technology townships is also known as Cyberabad with a radius of 52.48 km (32.61 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.


HITEC City was commissioned by the erstwhile Government of United Andhra Pradesh, adjoining Cyberabad to the west of Hyderabad and was inaugurated by then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 22 November 1998.[2] In 1997, The then Chief Minister N. Chandra Babu 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]


Financial District and Microsoft India Development Center

Foundation of HITEC City

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[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).

Key Campuses

Laxmi Cyber City

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

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 [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.

L&T Infocity

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

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

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, 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 Park

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 Inc., Deloitte, Parexel, Syneos Health, Qualcomm, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Tech Mahindra, Oracle, Accenture, Amazon, General Electric, OpenText, IGATE, Verizon, Thomson Reuters, Wells Fargo and TietoEVRY. 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
Mindspace IT Park, hyderabad
Yashoda Hospitals, HITEC City

Map of Mindspace Park

HITEX Exhibition Centre

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]


I-Labs The Oval Building HITEC City Hyderabad

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).[18]

It has accommodated MNCs like

Cyber Pearl (an Ascendas IT park)

CyberPearl Building HITEC City Hyderabad
CyberPearl Building HITEC City Hyderabad
Phoenix Equinox, HITEC City
SkyView buildings

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 :

Facebook, Hyderabad

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

Amazon Global Campus

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]

Other campuses around HITEC city

Wipro campus
Wipro campus
Hyderabad metro towards Cyber Towers
Hyderabad metro towards Cyber Towers
Oracle hyd
Oracle Campus
Novartis India headquarter campus

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:

The V, an Ascendas IT Park

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.

The TCS Deccan Park Campus

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 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

Avasa Hotel in HITEC City

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.

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

Shilpakala Vedika

Main article: Shilpakala Vedika

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.[22]

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