Wipro settles land deal with West Bengal for second unit

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 00:18

Kolkata: IT giant Wipro today settled the
land issue with the West Bengal government for its second unit
near Kolkata and would buy 50 acre at Rs 75 crore.

Chairman of Wipro Azim Premji after meeting Chief
Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee here, said, "We have settled
the land issue with the government."

The land price was fixed at Rs 1.5 crore per acre.
Both Wipro and Infosys were earlier provided land at West
Bengal`s much-touted IT township called Vedic village, but the
project was scrapped after it ran into controversy.

Later, both Wipro and Infosys were offered alternate land
in New Town in Rajarhat near the metropolis but Infosys is yet
to respond to the offer.

Wipro is already running a BPO and technology centre
at Salt Lake sector five.

Premji said that work on the project would start in 18
months.

PTI

First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 00:18
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