Govt to look into HMT's land sale to Mumbai firm

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today said the Government will look into the alleged sale of 70 acre public land by the Hindustan Machine Tools to a private firm for setting up a Cyber City at Kalamassery in the Ernakulam district.

''There are certain complaints in this regard and the government will look into it,'' he said when reporters pointed out that the land was allegedly sold at a price much lower than the market price.

Mr Achuthanandan, who also holds the IT portfolio, said his office did not get all the relevant documents regarding the project in advance.

The 70-acre land was part of the area leased to the HMT, a Central PSU, by the State Government several years ago.

During the foundation stone laying of the Cyber City, the Chief Minister had kept away from the function.

It was also alleged that the HMT sold the land to a real estate company, which was said to be an associate of the HDIL, a Mumbai-based company involved in developing the Cyber City.

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