INFOSYS finally comes to Kolkata.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed Infosys Ltd had agreed to start construction of its proposed development centre in Kolkata, even without the state granting the company permission to turn it into a special economic zone (SEZ).
“Infosys has agreed to start construction of its development center in Kolkata, West Bengal, which will have a capacity to seat around 1000 people,” said the IT firm in a statement. “We will submit the plan for the proposed center to the West Bengal government as soon as the land registration process is complete.”
A key official in the state government said that during recent discussions with the management of Infosys, the administration had assured the company of compensating in “other ways”. Following this commitment, the company has agreed to start construction of its development centre in Kolkata, this official said, asking not to be named.
This is absolutely good news for the people of Kolkata as it will definitely help in job creation and will create avenues for other IT companies to start their journey in the City of Joy.