Injecting a major booster to the state infrastructure sector, the global investment and advisory firm Blackstone has agreed to invest a staggering sum worth Rs. 4,500cr in various projects across Maharashtra. The company has agreed to invest the entire amount in building world class special economic zones and IT Parks in central Mumbai and Pune area of the state, said sources, claiming that Blackstone will invest Rs. 1,200cr in the upcoming information technology park at Hinjewadi, Pune and Rs. 1,500cr in building similar park in central Mumbai and an equal amount has also been earmarked for other areas for which the land and location will be identified very shortly and that the company will also invest Rs. 750cr in SEZ project in the state.
Apart from this, Coca Cola has also proposed to invest Rs. 500cr to set up its facility at Lote Parshuram industrial estate at Chiplun in Ratnagiri district of the state.