The construction is almost complete. A full-time supervisor of facilities have been posted to look after operational matters. Search for a Club Manager, Trainers and coaches is on.
The New Town Business Club will have three swimming pools - one for children, one for women and one for men. There will be a gym, indoor games and restaurant. Cafe Ekante would run the restaurant here. A lounge and banquet hall will also be there. A tennis court and a basketball court is also ready. We are planning to start casual swimming sessions from April (0700-0900 and 1600-1900 hrs) daily except Monday. Anyone can enroll with Rs 2,000 per season of 30 minute slot each day. Children below 5 years will not be allowed. For tennis, the timings would be 1600-1900 hrs on all days except Mondays. For 3 day a week session, Rs 1,000 per month for one hour daily would be payable. Initially only 16 yr or less youngsters would be included. I also spoke to the President od State Basketball Federation Mr Sivaji Ghosh and requested him to host few games of Basketball in the Business Club of New Town.
Business / corporate membership would be allowed soon. The move strives to build upon the BGBS conferences, the Ease of Business focus and Plug-n-Play Smart infrastructure of New Town. The idea is to attract talent and businessmen through a strong social infrastructure that supplements high quality movies (dolby 7.1 2K 4 shows-a-day Nazrul Tirtha), culture (weekly play at Rabindra Tirtha every Sunday), tourism (Eco Park, Mother's Wax Museum and Urban Eco Village) and the football / cricket grounds of NKDA/ Hidco. It is part of the "boating is as important as banking" philosophy underlying development of New Town Kolkata, with its Financial and Legal Hub, Health and Education Hub and ITeS / Smart City Focus.
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|Artist's impression of New Town Business Club|
|Times of India dt 16 Jan 2016|