Thursday, July 25, 2013

HMT in New Town Kolkata

When the Regional Manager of HMT met me at Hidco last Tuesday, I was reminded of my early school days in North Bengal when my father had purchased an HMT wrist watch - an accurate people's watch (there was even a Janata model) that looked great in those pre-liberalisation days. If I remember correctly, one had to patiently wait one's long turn before getting one's wrist on a specimen!
These days, one hardly hears of the Public Sector Undertaking and the mechanically wound watches - although Automatic mechanical watches are slowly replacing cheap quartz watches in the high end segment. I was naturally curious to meet the Regional Manager on Tuesday morning.
It seems HMT is now trying to create a niche market in the segment of Tower Clocks (a la Big Ben). Specifically, he suggested a Floral Clock for the Eco Park - a clock embedded on ground where the numbers are made of garden flowers/hedges, 7 m or so wide. I advised him to send a formal proposal for technical appraisal by engineers.


  1. Debasish da can we get a plan what is happening infront of Sunrise Point, Akhanka and Hiland woods it will be great. A children park is badly needed along with a bus stand or auto stand.


  2. Construction has started for a children's Park.

  3. Floral Clock is really a nice idea indeed.

  4. Innovative we have any news about the butterfly park? Is it coming up well? or when is it going to get inaugurated?

  5. I recently attended an IGBC conference in Kolkata. We had a presentation there by one of the leading landscape architect. She said in her presentation..."In Ahmedabad Trees are shifted from one location to another and not chopped. Can we also have such a feature around so that so many trees that we cut are protected. Yes sir such a technology exists. We heard that recently more than 3000 trees in salt lake were fallen for metro construction. We could have transplanted them to our new town lung @ECO PARK.