Thursday, August 27, 2015

Smart Cities of Bengal in Union List

The Ministry of Urban Development released today a list of 98 smart cities of India. In West Bengal, the following four figure:

New Town Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia.

I spoke to Mayor Durgapur Municipal Corporation, Administrator Bidhannagar, CEO NKDA and DMs of North 24-Paraganas, East Midnapore and Burdwan, with a request to take action for Smart City Plan (SCP). In fact the MoUD will hold a meeting on preparation of SCP, with all stakeholders on 11 September at Kolkata where  Union Minister Hon'ble Shri Venkaiah Naidu will be present too. (Chairman Haldia is out of station, it seems)
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In the morning, I went to visit NASSCOM's warehouse at Sector 5 Salt Lake. A photo:

With NASSCOM's Nirupam Chaudhuri, Kamal Agarwal
and Ravi Ranjan and few trainees
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   A clipping:

Khabar 365 dt 27 August 2015


  1. Congratulations Sir for New Town being in the Smart Cities List . :-) It has been a tremendous work for you. Best of Luck for the second round as well.