Bengal government to hand over 50 acres to Wipro next month

Saturday, November 14, 2009

KOLKATA - Information technology (IT) company Wipro has agreed to pay Rs.1.5 crore per acre for A 50-acre plot at Rajarhat at the northeastern fringes of this city and the land will be handed over to them next month, a minister said here Saturday.

“Wipro has accepted our offer and we would hand over the land by next month. We are in touch with the Wipro chief and within the next three to four days we will be able to fix the date on which he would be available to touch down in the city,” Housing Minister and Chairman of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) Goutam Deb told reporters at a programme in Rajarhat.

Wipro will pay the land price to Hidco.

Hidco managing director Saurabh Das said Hidco will soon send the offer letter to Wipro. “We will complete the process of handing over the land to them within the next 15 days,” he said.

The IT major wrote to the state government Oct 30 seeking land at concessional price.

Earlier a release by the state IT department said: “Today on 30th October, 2009 the Wipro officials met the managing director, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) and submitted their request to allot 50 acres of land at a concessional price.”

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