Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Cabin" View

Sudhir Krishna, IAS, Secretary to Govrnment of India, Ministry of Urban Development, visited Kolkata today. He took a ride on an AC Tram from Maidan to Shyambazar and then via Metro to Park Street. On the Metro, I shared the "cabin" with Sudhir Krishna, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Jayanta Saha and the driver of the Metro Train. I saw how a light remains on if any of the doors remain open (the train won't move either) and how the maximum speed is maintained strictly below 55 kmph. The average speed, considering the stops and consequent slowing down, is about 35 kmph, I was told. A photo from the cabin in my mobile phone:

Driver's Cabin of Metro

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Yesterday, the agency entrusted to build the Sculpture Garden in Eco Park started the work yesterday. It is located near the bamboo garden / rain forest, on one acre of land. The concept was announced in the inauguration of the sculpture workshop a year back where Minister Firhad Hakim, Suvaprasanna and participating sculptors were present. The concept and design is by Suvaprasanna. The architecture and construction designs are by P.R.Das. I have seen the 3D model and I think it will be quite stunning.
A photo taken yesterday:
Sculpture Garden starts on 28.2.2014
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The 3-day long Senior Citizen Mela was inaugurated yesterday by Dr Sukumar Mukherjee. A photo:
Dr Sukumar Mukherjee lighting the lamp:
Minister Firhad Hakim visited in the evening
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Here is an announcement regarding stalls and shop application:
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Here is a clipping from Salt Lake Telegraph of 27th Feb 2014:


  1. Sir, Any news on the AA-IIC market? I really hope that HIDCO comes up soon with one market , medicine shop etc in that area

  2. I inspected the ongoing market construction works in AAII recently. A year or so will be necessary to complete, I was told