Sunday, March 26, 2017

Free training to allottees of shops in New Town Markets

Free retail management training will be given by Alia University for allottees of Shops & Stalls
of ten community markets of NKDA in terms of an understanding between NKDA and Alia University's Business Management Department. Alia University is located in Action Area 2 of New Town. The move has been initiated because many allotttees are first generation business aspirants without any traditional family knowledge of the nuances of any particular trade and so have some difficulty in starting a venture.

With a view to meet the day to day requirements of inhabitants of New Town Kolkata as well as for the floating population, New Town Kolkata Development Authority has constructed ten Community Markets in Areas- I & II considering the demand and density of population. The shops and stalls of these markets have been allotted through lottery to general people and project affected persons.

However, it has been observed that the large number of allottees of shops and stalls are newcomer in this field. In order to educate & enrich them about procedural system of running business, NKDA has taken initiative in association with Department of Business Management, Aliah University, New Town, Kolkata. The training would be conducted at Aliah University from 03-04-2017 to 07-04-2017 in ten batches. Each batch will be imparted one day training. On each day two batches will be trained.

While NKDA is incurring some expenditure  for conducting the training , it is a totally free for the participants.

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Bartaman dt 26 March 2017

Times of India dt 26 March 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Appealing to residents

I held a meeting with some cable operators of New Town and NTTIDCO (New Town Telecom Infrastructure Development Corporation, which is a joint venture company of Hidco) and stressed the importance of shifting all overhead cable strung across street light poles into underground ducts. After the meeting, we decided to make an appeal to New Town residents to help us achieve the objective. This is as follows and will be circulated soon:
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Appeal to Inhabitants of New Town Kolkata

New Town Kolkata is a Green Field city created as per master plan. There are separate specific underground corridors for power cable and communication cables.
To make the city free from visual pollution as well as for security reasons, no over head cable is allowed within New Town.  Use of street light poles by cable operators is illegal.
However, it has been observed that some Cable TV Operators and internet providers have illegally strung overhead cables taking support of street light posts belonging to NKDA/HIDCO.
During last one year we have been pursuing all network operators to shift the cables to the dedicated underground ducts. Though some operators are taking measures to shift their cables to the underground ducts, there are a few operators who have not taken required measures.
In the meeting held with cable operators and internet providers in New Town Kolkata on 23-02-2017 at office of the NKDA and in the follow up meeting held on 26-02-2017 at the New Town Police Station, the deadline to shift all overhead communication cables to underground ducts was fixed as 31st March, 2017.
Any overhead cable found after 15th April, 2017 shall be removed. To avoid inconvenience, inhabitants of New Town Kolkata are requested to transfer their subscription/ connection only from lawful operators who are using underground ducts only.
NKDA solicits understanding and co-operation from all residents and corporates of New Town in the public interest.
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Millennium Post dt 25 March 2017

Khabar 365 dt 25 March 2017

Khabar 365 dt 25 March 2017

Anandabazar dt 25 March 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Plots to Police

In the meeting of the Cabinet on 22 March (last Wednesday), the following land plots were allotted to the Police:
One acre (at CF25) for second Police Station in Action Area 1
Three acres (at IIIA/2369) for Police Parade Ground
One Acre (at IIIA/2368) for Police Lines
0.41 acre (at AD-7/1) for Traffic Guard
0.50 acre (at IIE/69) for Police Out Post at Eco Park
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Telegraph Metro dt 24 March 2017

Ei Samay dt 24 March 2017
(Above and below) Salt Lake Telegraph dt 24 March 2017

Salt Lake Telegraph dt 24 March 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

EWS Lottery on 19th April

More than 5,000 applications were received by the various branches of Allahabad Bank for allotment of 139 flats for the Economically Weaker Section. We had set up three teams to scrutinize the applications and form a data base with the applicants' particulars including email address and mobile number. This is just completed and we then approached the Sports Department to book the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Today we received a verbal communication that the venue could be available on 19th April 2017. If this is approved formally, we will intimate all applicants for being present. Only the applicant herself can be present and she is required to carry photo ID and original receipt of the application. All will be advised to reach the venue by 1030 am for registration.
The entire lottery will be done manually and the process will be video recorded. Applicants present will draw the lots. The specific EWS flat number will also be simultaneously selected by lottery.
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Millennium Post dt 23 March 2017

Bartaman dt 23 March 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HDFC and New India Assurance take plots in Financial Hub

Two more Financial Institutions were allotted plots in New Town Financial and Legal Hub today in a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Cabinet. HDFC has taken a 2.50 acre plot at CBD-121 while New India Assurance Company Ltd has taken 1.867 acres at plot no. CBD-124. This was based on a Notice Inviting  Expression of Interest to which these two institutions submitted their bids by 5.10.2016. With this, the number of Financial Institutions in the Financial and Legal Hub becomes 20.
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Bartaman dt 22 March 2017
Asian Age dt 22 March 2017

Millennium Post dt 22 March 2017

Times of India dt 22 March 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Recycled Water

I'd requested Forest Department to co-ordinate with Public Health Engineering Department. Forest Department, through its Wasteland Development Corporation, maintains our roadside plantation, while STPs (Sewage Treatment Plants) are maintained by New Town Circle of PHE Department. After a series of co-ordination meetings (who will give gate pass, etc multiple issues), we have been able to use a part of the treated waste water from the plant located in Action Area 2, past the Eco Urban Village. I am now trying it to do in Sector 5 too.
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Times of India dt 21 March 2017

Millennium Post dt 21 March 2017
Pratidin dt 21 March 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

First private township project adjoining New Town at Rajarhat

The Cabinet in its meeting dated 3.3.2017 granted provisional permission to a private company for carrying out a township project within Rajarhat PS. It is located adjoining New Town Kolkata and shares common boundary near way to Eco Urban Village, at Jagdishpur mouza. The anchor theme of the township shall be "Innovative Township". The development will be done by M/s Forum Properties Holding Pvt Ltd and Hidco has been advised by the Govt of West Bengal vide no. 636-T&CP dt 16.3.2017 to issue provisional certificate for the development of the township subject to payment of necessary fees and compliance of statutory obligations.
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Asian Age dt 20 March 2017

Khabar 365 dt 20 March 2017

Aajkal dt 20 March 2017

Millennium Post dt 20 March 2017