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WB Govt likely to submit land proposal to Infosys in 10 days

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Kolkata, Aug 08 (UNI) The West Bengal government is likely to submit a formal proposal to Infosys Technologies Ltd for land required for setting up its IT and IT-enabled projects in Kolkata in the next eight to 10 days time.

State IT secretary Siddharth told reporters that West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) has identified around 800 acres of land opposite to the Vedic Village project.

Consultant ILFS is preparing the formal project report, which would be submitted by the state government to Infosys, Siddharth said.

The company had sought 100 acres from the West Bengal government.

Infosys had planned to invest around Rs 250 crore for setting up IT and IT-enabled projects in the state, which would create employment for around 5,000.

Meanwhile, IT department sources confirmed reports that UK's BOC plc group is planning to move its backend services and expand operations at the its plant here. BOC officials would shortly meet state government officials with a formal proposal.

The sources also said that HSBC is looking for additional space to set up its second facility with a headcount of 2500-3000 professionals.

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