Friday, July 5, 2013

Designer Bus Terminal in New Town

Today I had an initial discussion with Mr Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Principal Secretary, Transport Department about ways in which a state-of-the-art designer Bus Terminus in New town in jointly in collaboration between Hidco and Transport Department. The 10 acre land is located in Action Area-II, near Rajarhat Road, not far from DeRozio College. We had a fruitful discussion and agreed to take the project forward. A joint meeting will be held at Hidco next Friday followed by a site visit.
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Here is a clipping from today's Telegraph (Salt Lake):

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  1. Airport Like Bus terminal will be very good move and much needed for kolkata. Hope it will have different zones for local and intercity buses. It should have proper gate systems for bus departure. Shopping center, food court and other utilities will give comfort feeling for travellers. Proper Maintenance and cleaniness will make it an example for Bus Terminals in other cities.

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  2. We need to have a Bus stand at international standard. One point I want to make, if you can consider, we have seen in other bus stand that lots of buses are parked outside for repair and garage. If you can make an basement parking for all this Bus parking, it will accomodate lots of Buses.and save space.

    We can also consider to have a Petrol Pump, in Bus stand, it will help lots of people in AA2 and Buses can fill there tanks.

    Ideas, like shopping center and other utilities will earn a hug revenue to Hidco, we can also have a PPP model to develop it.

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    1. Petrol pump is a very good idea. Also we need either a basement parking or a multi-level bus parking facility.

      Also if we can have multiple eateries, pubs, restaurants ....that can be a good money spinner for HIDCO.

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  3. We can also have some long distance bus service there, like Esplanade so that people from Airport can also avail it as Airport is very near to AA2 with waiting room and Lounge.

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  4. Sir,will this be in AA2D just beside Greenfield Ambition?

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  5. Sir,Although I do live thousand miles away from Kolkata but nothing can stop me from browsing your blog at least once every day!!Trust me,it's so amazing the way you communicate and update things that's happening in and around New Town!!Being honest,just by reading these updates we feel so much energy and hope that one day New Town will really become an owners pride and neighbors envy!!People like us who can't witness the changes being physically present there but dream big on his own city,Newtown is definitely is the crux of all!!Not just because we have financial interest there but also the fact that a Gen X world class conclave for our own Kolkata is so much long due!!Something that we all can boast!!I am pretty sure that like me there must be so many fans of urs who believe,Newtown is in the BEST HAND ever possible.We have all out faith on you Sir.Kudos to you!!!Please do let me know if you have any plan to come to Sillicon Valley in near future.

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    1. I also love to see the updates and staying so far from the place and your updates helps us a lot, Great work Sir.

      Please keep the good work going .... :)

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  6. Just my 2 cents..Having an ISCON temple or center in Newtown would be great actually.The very fact that ISCON has such a global presence and so many foreign travelers who comes to CCU has a connection to Iscon..having a center/temple/ashram at newtown which is so close to Airport,probably give Newtown a much needed publicity on global and tourism aspect!!Probably a win win deal for both GOVT and ISCON...

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  7. http://www.epaper.eisamay.com/Details.aspx?id=5082&boxid=15294218
    Today's report says its at AA-I. May be a typo, as here it is mentioned as at AA-IID.

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