KTR lays foundation stone for IMAGE Tower
Ministers Sri KTR, Sri Mahender Reddy and MP Sri Vishweshwar Reddy Konda laid the foundation stone for IMAGE Tower at Raidurgam.
IMAGE Tower would be a “Center of Excellence” with state-of-the-art facilities to act as a catalyst for the Animation, Visual effects, Gaming & Comics sector.
Total built-up area of Image Tower is 16 Lakh Sq Ft. Estimated budget is 945 Crores. This project would be executed on PPP basis.
Hyderabad : November 5 : Telangana IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao on Sunday laid foundation stone for IMAGE (Innovation in Multimedia, Animation, Gaming and Entertainment) Tower at Raidurgam in Gachibowli.
The tower will come up in a built-up space of 16 lakh sft with all supporting infrastructure such as MOCAP studios, Green Mat studios, sound and acoustic studios, colours coding and DI studios. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rama Rao said that the nation is looking towards the IMAGE Tower, and expressed hope that it would also attract the international gaming and animation industry. He stated that once the tower is operational, it will be the only facility in Asia Pac to offer all support services under one roof.
The Minister also said that the State government would introduce Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comic (AVGC) sector as a subject in all fine arts courses in degree colleges and university programmes. It would also be introduced as a stream in ITI curriculum and skills programme, he said. This would create awareness about employment opportunities in the field, he added.