Kolkata: Construction and engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has decided to go back to West Bengal after a span of 34 years under the new dispensation.

"I have come to West Bengal after 34 years of lack of economic growth and I heard in Delhi that she (Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee) is full of ideas and is progressive. She works very fast," L&T chairman A M Naik said after meeting the CM at Writers' Buildings, the state secretariat.

Naik said he wanted to find out "what role we can play in the changed scenario. She has fantastic ideas".

State finance minister Amit Mitra, who was present at the meeting, said L&T was coming to West Bengal after 34 years "and they are here for big ticket projects".

Mitra said that L&T does not do projects worth below Rs 1,000 crore.

To a question, he said the chief minister had given Naik many ideas on Digha development, promotion of tourism in the Sunderbans and expressway development and the company head returned "highly impressed".

(Agencies)