Following the official announcement of 98 Smart Cities in India, the West Bengal government has received over 50 proposals for investments in the six theme city projects as well as IT & financial hubs from across the globe and other states of India, according to the state urban development minister, Firhad Hakim.
Six sites have been earmarked across the state with land parcels sized between 50 acres and 127 acres for theme cities.
The government of West Bengal has already kick-started developments by offering government land for allotment to private investors through an e-auction.
The first such auction would be in September for Kalyani Township in Nadia district in association with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I).
Dabgram, Bolpur, Asansol, Dumurjala and Baruipur are the other location for the theme cities.