There is, as yet, no hospital / clinic in New Town which is designed to cater to the local residents of New Town. The target design population of the tow is 10 lakhs but at present the number of people actually staying is estimated to be 15,000. But numerous construction activities are going on, every day new building plans are being submitted for sanction and the dependence on Salt Lake / VIP Road area for health treatment has to come down. With this in view, we had put out for auction a 22 kottah plot located in Action Area I for a Polyclinic cum Day Care Centre.
The last date of application was 9th Nov. The highest bid was Rs. 6.85 crores for the 22 kottah plot (ie @ Rs. 18.45 crores / acre).
I hope to complete the formalities quickly so that the process of setting up the Day Care Centre can start at the earliest.
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We are building a digital archive for Rabindranath at Rabindra Tirtha. Here is a clipping from today's Times of India:
And here is a clipping from today's Anandabazar about Bio-Toilets in New Town: