Bengal Govt to e-auction land for Analytics City in Kalyani

The West Bengal government will next month hold an e-auction for bidding of land to set up an analytics city early adjacent to Kalyani Township in Nadia district in association with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I).

Speaking at Round Table Meeting with the stakeholders of the ambitious project, organised by the BCC&I, state Urban Development Principal Secretary Debashis Sen said the government would soon publish an advertisement inviting “Request For Proposal” (RFP) from those willing to participate in the tender process.

“After finalising this process, the state government will proceed for bidding of land through e-auction early next month to develop the “Sammriddhi-Kalyani Analytics City,” Sen said.

The project, one of the six smart cities of the state based on various themes, had received special mention in the meetings of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her recent visit to London.

With an investment of Rs 3,000 crore, the project would come up in about three years on 52 acres offered by the state government to develop the city.


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Kalyani Analytics Hub raises industry hope

The proposed analytics city in Kalyani is likely to attract investments of more than Rs 3,000 crore in next three years. In the first phase, being developed over 52 acres off Kalyani Expressway, the hub will accommodate academic, residential and commercial centers apart from real estate projects.

According to Kallol Dutta, the immediate past president of BCCI, the original plan is to set it up on 250 acres. In that case, the investment will go up to Rs 6,000 crore.

Holistic solution to consumers

While MNCs in the field of banking, insurance, retail, telecom and automotive industries have in-house data and analytics facilities, there is no analytic hub that can provide holistic solution to analytics consumers. While a number of small boutique analytics service providers have come up in the country, the state is looking at bringing the majors under one umbrella.

With research facilities being proposed inside the city, there are proposals to tie up with the education institutions. Apart from universities in the country, efforts are on to tie up with foreign universities. Apart from organizing road shows, chief minister Mamata Banerjee will showcase the project during her visit to London.

Data and analytics, which require strong science, puts India in an advantageous position with a ready talent pool. “We have a large talent pool in Bengal who work in other cities. The analytics city will have access to the talent pool available within the state,” Sen said.


Excerpted from a story that appeared on The Times of India on 20.06.2015

Bengal to woo IT cos at Analytics City

Keeping up with its smart city initiatives, the state government is now working on plans to develop an `Analytics City’ near Kolkata to woo reputable IT firms dealing in data analysis. It will have the infrastructure of a smart city with residential and commercial complexes and other facilities.

The proposal of developing such a theme-based city was earlier mooted by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Discussions have been held with state urban development officials on the proposal.

The state government is already working on plans to develop a number of ‘theme-based’ townships and cities. Places like Bolpur, Kalyani, Asansol, Dumurjala, Baruipur and Debgram has been identified for such theme-based townships and a number of real estate developers have also shown interest to build these theme cities.

Besides, the state government is also working on plans to develop smart cities, keeping New Town, where a number of initiatives have already been taken, on top of the list.