IT firm to decide after April 15

IT giant Infosys,which has acquired 50 acres of land at Rajarhat for setting up a new project,will take a call on whether to go ahead with the project only after April 15.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 2, 2012 12:04 am

IT giant Infosys,which has acquired 50 acres of land at Rajarhat for setting up a new project,will take a call on whether to go ahead with the project only after April 15.

“We are observing a ‘silent period’ between March 15 and April 15 and after that we will take a decision and tell everybody what we are going to do,’’ said Binod Hampapur,Global Head,Corporate Communications,Infosys.

According to officials of the Department of Information Technology,it was decided a month ago that things would be sorted out at a meeting of Infosys officials with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,but that meeting is yet to be scheduled as the CM herself has not given any date. “The whole thing is in a limbo. We are very scared about the future of the project,’’ an official of the IT department said. The company demanded SEZ status for the project which the chief minister declined saying “we are opposed to it in principle. It is anti-people and anti-farmer”.

Meanwhile NASSCOM apprehended that Infosys might meet the same fate of Tata Motors which had to quit from Singur. “We would request the government that in the interest of fresh investment in the state,the government should reconsider its decision and recomend SEZ status to Infosys,’’ said Suparno Moitra,Eastern Region head of NASSCOM.

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