Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Committee of Beautification Meet on Board MV Sarbajaya

We held the meeting yesterday on launch. Here is a picture in Pratidin


  1. dear sir
    can you please suggest the mantra to be so busy and involved in nation service and yet remain so energetic and relaxed, there is not a single day when you are not posting some info on your blog.
    how do you time manage yourself in this complex world of high finance and rapid economic change,
    hats off to you sir!
    vijay kumar

  2. trying since many days to reply to your blogs but didnt know how to do, today after a lot of trial and error, i have been successful, ya! hoooo!!!!!

  3. sir
    since the time you have taken over as HIDCO chairman, you have transplanted it with a new set of wings.
    everything seems to have got wings and is flying fast to it logical mission, at his pace in just a couple of years the entire dynamics of new town will be transformed.
    sir please stick on, don't go anywhere, HIDCO needs you,

  4. You embarrass me; but thanks and tell me about yourself

  5. Vijay is speaking minds of many.....Only change we won't mind (actually be delighted) where your phone number is changed to 033-22145858 at মহাকরণ...otherwise difficult to think anybody else to lead this gigantic pending work at HIDCO from front efficiently and transparently with an open mind.

    BTW, an article on TOI:

    The Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited ( ILFS) on Monday made a detailed presentation at Writers' Buildings on its plans to develop a 480-acre waterbody in Rajarhat New Town into an eco tourism park.

    Hidco chairman-cum-managing director Debasis Sen said Monday's meeting was aimed at coming up with a project plan. It was attended by senior officials of the urban development department and Hidco. "ILFS was engaged in preparing a plan and the survey has been completed. It has already submitted an inception report and made a presentation on the proposed plan today," he said. The final report will be placed before chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

    According to plans, the huge waterbody and its surroundings will become a vast open recreational spot where eco tourism will be developed on the lines of Nalban. Water sport facilities, food stalls, pedestrian plazas and other developments are on the cards at the spot.

    After coming to power, it was the chief minister who instructed Hidco authorities to develop the 480-acre waterbody into an eco tourism venue. Her convoy was passing through Rajarhat when she noticed the huge waterbody.

    Hidco authorities later found it lying in utter neglect. The previous Left Front-run Hidco board had planned to develop waterbodies but nothing was done.

    The Hidco authorities are also working on setting up many children's parks in Rajarhat New Town. "We are working on a plan to set up children's parks in the township," Sen said.

    At present, several multistoried residential complexes are coming up in Rajarhat. Though most of these complexes will have parks and open spaces, not much has been done so far to develop the open green spaces in the township.

    Hidco is also working on plans to give Rajarhat an aesthetic, clean and green look. The authorities had earlier asked developers of residential complexes in Rajarhat New Town to suggest beautification programmes for the township to make it a futuristic smart city. "We held our second meeting on this recently," an official said.

  6. I agree with the previous posts. Having closely monitored the developments in Bengal, Kolkata and Rajarhat over the years (albeit from a distance) , one thing I must admit and that is the professionalism you have brought. Your challenge will be to inculcate this attitude to the rank and file of the organisation. Hope you succeed !
    Please keep your followers informed about the developments in Rajarhat, including items not usually reported in media.

  7. Good point. So I will, in a while, make a post on GIS

  8. Here is a link for the Eco-Tourism Project in Rajarhat New Town as reported in Sakalbela (see page 3)on 25th Nov:

  9. Dear Sir,
    We are happy,as Newtown planning is under your leader ship. I remember one of my friend in my younger days declined to join as Scientist in Kolkata because he do not want to start his career in dirty city.

    We hope this city wii no loger be known as dirty city under your leadership.

    Action area III will be best part of Newtown as all big IT companies & institutes will be located here. I strongly request you to extend East West Metro from sector V to Infosys(Rajarhat) so that students & softwire professionals can come to their working/educational institutes without any trouble.

    Folllowing stations may be included in East West Metro: i.Sub-CBD I(Axis Mall, ii.IT Park( Unitech 50 Acre);iii.IIT Campus(between Military Management Institute, Judiciary Academy, IIT, WBSEDCL),iv. SP Infocity ( Crossing of Mass Housing of Shapoorji Pallonji) V. IT Park II(crossing of Infosys &road leading to Bhojerhat)

    Hope name of West Bengal will shine as clean & Green city of India. under your leader ship. Regards

    Dr. A. K. Nath

  10. Good thinking, I'll pose it (ie addl routes in New Town) in the next meeting that we'll have.