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Kolkata gears up to be next big IT destination

27-August-2005
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Kolkata gears up to be next big IT destination

Kolkata over the last couple of years has become the IT destination with several ITES and BPO ventures taking off in the city .The IT boom in its wake has also spawned new age work places and several major real estate development projects.

Globsyn Crystals is one such project, conceived by well known IT entrepreneur Bikram Dasgupta. Promoted by Globsyn Technologies, the other two partners in this project are two local real estate developers – the Sureka and the Shrachi groups.

The unique features of this project is a software finishing school alongside a BPO Academy and a B-School providing a captive pool of trained personnel for companies operating there.

Globsyn Crystals will also offer value added facilities to improve the quality of life during breaks and after work A gymnasium, a digital theatre, a supermarket, a club all made as per international standards will make the workplace a pleasurable experience.

According to Globsyn Crystals’ Pradeep Sureka, “We believe Globsyn Crystals will add a complete new dimension of workspace infrastructure and life for the new generation knowledge industry. We have thought through great details to ensure that.”

Interestingly, another leading business space provider, Ascendas, too, is coming up with a fully equipped business space for IT and software development operations in Rajarhat, New Town, Kolkata. Here, too, facilities like supermarkets, food court, health club, fresco style cafes, launderette, auto banking, and crèche facilities will be available to improve the quality of working.

According to Harminder Singh, Head of Ascendus’ North India operations, “Kolkata presents tremendous potential as an upcoming IT and ITES destination. It also offers lower operational costs compared to other metros.”

He added, “In this emerging knowledge led economy, Ascendas finds an opportunity to contribute our expertise to address the demand for large format plug-and-play business space in Kolkata.”

Both projects are slated to be operational by 2007 and are bound to redefine the expectations in terms of workplace facilities.

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