Wipro to expand Kolkata projectAugust 27th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Wipro Technologies will expand its campus in Kolkata, Chairman Azim Premji said Monday but refused to comment on the company’s proposed special economic zone (SEZ) project in the city.
“We will carry out expansion on our existing project,” Premji, who was here for an interaction with industry captains, told reporters without giving further details.
The project, a SEZ, is in the the satellite township of Salt Lake and employs 7,500 people.
During the previous Left Front rule, Wipro had bought 50 acres to set up its second campus at New Town, Rajarhat, in the north eastern fringes of the city as a SEZ. But the Mamata Banerjee-led government’s opposition to SEZs has put a question mark on its future.
Last December, Premji had met Banerjee and indicated that Wipro would invest Rs.700-800 crore in its second campus, providing employment to 15,000 people.
Another project by Infosys too has run into trouble after being denied SEZ status by the state government.
There are now four IT SEZs in the state - Wipro, Unitech, DLF and Bantala IT SEZ.
- Premji meets Mamata, promises Rs.800-crore second campus - Dec 07, 2011
- We can't change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata - Apr 27, 2012
- Mamata rules out SEZ for Infosys - Feb 27, 2012
- Want Infosys in Bengal, but won't bend rules: Mamata - Mar 12, 2012
- All help for facility but no SEZ, Bengal tells Infosys - Feb 25, 2012
- Premji meets Buddhadeb over Wipro's new campus - Dec 08, 2010
- Bengal against SEZs, minister tells Infosys - Feb 20, 2012
- Buddhadeb hits out at Trinamool over Infosys imbroglio - Aug 05, 2012
- Bengal minister meets Infosys top brass on stalled project - Sep 07, 2012
- Azim Premji accepts West Bengal's land offer - Dec 10, 2009
- Bengal government awaiting response on concessions to Infosys - Jun 20, 2012
- Open to probe on land acquisition: Bengal minister - Nov 23, 2010
- Infosys inks deal with West Bengal for 50-acre campus - Nov 23, 2010
- Wipro pays first part for second campus' land in Kolkata - Jan 01, 2010
- Wipro accepts West Bengal's land proposal (Lead) - Dec 10, 2009
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