Kolkata: West Bengal would set up new IT
hubs to facilitate expansion and create employment in the IT
and ITeS sectors, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said
"We will set up IT hubs at Siliguri, Durgapur, Haldia
and Kharagpur," Bhattacharjee said at the foundation laying
ceremony of the East Kolkata IT Park here.
He said West Bengal had been a late bloomer in the domain
of IT as compared to Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. "Since
2002 when the IT sector started to take off, the growth has
been good," he said.
The IT park would come up at Nonadanga near the
metropolis. It would be operational in 18-24 months and
would involve a cost of Rs 500 crore.
Rolta, HSBC and HCL would set up development centres
on 5, 3.5 and 1.5 acre respectively. Managing director of
Rolta India K K Singh told reporters that the company would
invest Rs 250 crore and create employment for 5000 people.