The West Bengal government on Thursday invited IT major Wipro and infosys to start new centres at Rajarhat in the northeastern fringes of the city and promised to give 45 acres of land to each of the companies.

“I’m proposing today (Thursday) through the media that we are ready to give 45 acres of land each to Wipro and Infosys. They can come and immediately take possession of the land and start new centres,” Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said at a press conference here on Thursday.

“These companies can create 16,000 jobs in two years. I had a talk with my colleagues. We will start talking to the companies. The price of the land will be negotiated with theses companies,” Mr. Bhattacharjee said.