80% of Metro Rail stage I complete

The construction of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is on course with almost 80 per cent of the work complete on Stage I (Nagole to Mettuguda). Trial runs across the viaduct on the stretch would be conducted in June as announced earlier, HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy said on Saturday. Mr. Reddy was talking to…

BITS Pilani Hyderabad in 400-cr expansion mode

BITS Pilani Hyderabad will soon start its second phase of expansion with ?400-crore investment. “The first phase of our campus will be completed in about two months from now when work on the auditorium with 2,550 seats gets over. We have already hired an architect and plans have been drawn for the second phase of…

Pratt & Whitney to develop engine training centre at Hyderabad

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) plans to set up an engine training centre at Hyderabad airport to train aircraft engineers and technicians on current and new engine models. The Hyderabad training facility will be Pratt & Whitney’s third such centre in the world and will be operational early next year, said Palash Roy Chowdhury, country manager…

NGA Human Resources to expand Hyderabad facility

The UK-based NGA Human Resources will be expanding its global delivery centre here by adding 100 new employees. The number of professionals working in the facility would be increased from present 400 to 500 by 2015 which could involve an investment of about half-a-million pounds, its Group Chief Executive Officer Adel Al-Saleh told newspersons here…

Nagarjuna Sagar in race for new Andhra Pradesh capital

The Directorate of Town and Country Planning favours Nagarjuna Sagar as the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Officials have submitted a presentation to the sub committee on division, regarding the new capital for AP after studying Visakhapatnam, Kurnool and Donakonda in Prakasam district, Hanuman Junction in Krishna district and Nagarjuna Sagar in Guntur district.…

IT corridor tops in realty tax payment

Serilingampally circle, covering Hitec City, Madhapur, Kondapur, Kothaguda and some other areas in the IT corridor, has topped in payment of property tax. GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar said tax collection from the Serilingampally circle is 36 per cent more than it was last year. Kapra, Alwal and Malkajgiri had the second highest collection, showing 28…