The design was finalised by calling for submission of designs through a public notice in web sites as well as newspaper advertisements. A committee headed by Architect Dulal Mukherjee was formed which evaluated the designs from various architects from around the country. The design by M/s Vector Designs, a Pune-based architecture firm was recommended by the committee. A work order will soon be issued now that the design has been accepted by the Board of Directors of Hidco. I have asked Vector Designs to submit a time-table too so that we will know when the construction will start after going through the formalities of BOQ, RFQ, RFP, LOI etc.
Here is a picture of the design that was approved last week by Hidco Board:
|Artist's Impression of Kolkata Gate to be constructed at Rabindra-Tirtha junction, New Town|
Here is a clipping from today's paper:
|Times of India dt 31 May 2015|