Monday, May 29, 2017

Birbhum Zilla build Guest House in New Town

The Standing Committee of the Cabinet today allotted 10 kottahs of land in New Town to Birbhum Zilla Parishad. This is located close to Premashrsya, the guest house of Tata Medical Centre and the plot allotted to Lepcha Board few months ago, both close to Biswa Bangla Gate. The shape of the building would be like an Ektara, in tune with the Baul tradition of Birbhum.
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Khabar 365 dt 29 May 2017

ToI dt 29 May 2017

Anandabazar dt 29 May 2017

Aajkal dt 29 May 2017

ToI dt 29 May 2017

Millennium Post dt 29 May 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

NKDA to Paint Jaisalmir Yellow

Yesterday the NKDA Board met. It approved a proposal of requesting residents to allow their building facades facing the Sonar Kella Park at BA Block to be repainted in Jaisalmir Yellow to make the Sonar Kella Park more aligned to the theme of the park.

Facades of buildings to be repainted by NKDA with Jaisalmir Yellow.
(Pic taken on inauguration day)

A request letter from NKDA would soon go to this effect. The buildings and facades have been identified and a budgetary estimate has also been framed. The park is on 3.65 acres of land between streets 110 and 146. The paintings would be done at NKDA's expense but only if all the owners agree to co-operate and permit.

Plans are also being drawn up for making a mini desert near the camels, a replica of Sonar Kella Gate, the desert railway station from the movie and several memories from the legend of Sonar Kella.
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Dainik Statesman dt 27 May 2017
Millennium Post dt 28 May 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

(1) Nazrul Jayanti at Nazrul Tirtha and (2) NKDA Generator Fire

Nazrul Jayanti was observed today at Nazrul Tirtha on behalf of Govt
of West Bengal; five ministers, one MP and two MLAs were there

Fire broke out in NKDA generator
room today morning;
no casualties, probe headed
by Chief Engineer ordered

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Bartaman dt 26 May 2017

Khabar 365 dt 26 May 2017

Asian Age dt 26 May 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MICE Destination

Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions tourism is a type of tourism in which large groups, usually planned well in advance, are brought together for a particular purpose. Most components of MICE are easily understood, with the exception of incentives. Incentive tourism is usually undertaken as a type of employee reward by a company or institution for targets met or exceeded, or a job well done. Unlike the other types of MICE tourism, incentive tourism is usually conducted purely for entertainment, rather than professional or education purposes.

MICE events are usually centered on a theme or topic and are aimed at a professional, academic or trade organization or other special interest group.

With the coming up of the Convention Centre and the exhibition grounds at Eco Park and nearby, we would now try to position Kolkata / New Town as a MICE destination.

In case you can't read the script in the above creative, here it is separately

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Millennium Post dt 24 May 2017

Millennium Post
dt 24 May 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nazrul Jayanti at Nazrul Tirtha

I just got an invitation card today from I&CA Department stating that Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be at Nazrul Tirtha on 26th May 2017 to inaugurate Nazrul Janmajayanti at New Town's Nazrul Tirtha.

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Millennium Post dt 22 July 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kolkata Gate : Works

Last Sunday, 14th May, Sunset Time (Pic: Rajib De)

Yesterday, Saturday 20th May, Morning (Pic: Suman Neogy)

Works on Kolkata Gate are continuing non-stop over the weekend, through the nights of Friday and Saturday and even now. Today Sunday night too works will continue. We have made officials' and engineers' team in shifts. Two of the four arcs constituting the ring have been erected, each weighing 65 MTs. Now welding is going on. Next week, the two smaller arcs will be lifted and aligned to the arcs already in place to complete the Viewers' Gallery Ring.
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Khabar 365 dt 21 May 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Residents' Meet on Prevention of Vector Borne Diseases

We had a residents' meet today at AA1C Market. Dr Chanda Etymologist and Hony Consultant of NKDA gave an authentic and detailed lecture using PowerPoint images to explain how mosquitoes create diseases and how to control mosquitoes. It was a very detailed exposition. I also added that (1) NKDA was running a health centre at Gate 4 of Eco Park where New Town residents can get themselves checked by the medical officer and also get free tests for blood sugar, blood pressure, oxygen saturation etc. (2) "Sattik" retail outlet in the same market building of AA1C was NKDA's retail outlet where organic, New Town grown (at Eco Park orchard, Swapna Bhor Kitchen Garden or Roof Top Garden) products and those supplied by govt entities like honey of Forest Department, rice of Agricultural Marketing Department etc were available (3) Residents could green and clean the area between their property line and the cycle track / footpath
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