Saurav Das, Principal Secretary PHED, Engineer in Chief PHE, Executive Director Hidco, Chief Engineer PHE, Chief Engineer Hidco, Vice President Simplex and others were present and we reviewed progress and constraints in details, metre by metre. We were told that 2205m of pipeline had already been laid. Two photos taken this morning on my camera:
|Not an oil derrick!|
Water Intake Jetty for 100mgd on River Hoogly
Present: Councillor, me, Saurav Das IAS and others
Ms Sonali Sinha, CEO, Dignity Foundation came in from Mumbai for some work and met me today. We discussed about the retirement mela that would be held in New Town early next year. I told her of our ongoing project of setting up a Seniors' Park.
We also talked of forming an advisory committee to brainstorm how a retirement village for the Age-Challenged citizens could be set up in New Town Kolkata.
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With Joint Secretary UD Indrani Saha, Chief Town Planner S Thakurtha, CEO NKDA Gopal Ghosh, EE NKDA Abin De and others, I visited day before yesterday the Regional Remote Sensing Centre of ISRO at New Town. We had a detailed discussion with Dr D Dutta, General Manager about our projects of having a GIS for New Town and a Master Land Use Plan for the coastal belt from New Digha to Bakkhali/ Henry's Island. They readily agreed to help us and we decided that Anumitha Mohanty ATP (UD) and Pritam SM(NKDA) would be the Relationship Officers for the two projects.
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Yesterday, I visited Baruipur Township project of KMDA with Surinder Gupta CEO KMDA. Work in the 500 acre township project had started. A JnNURM flyover project would allow traffic to take a new Baruipur by pass road and it would bring the township location closer to Kolkata. We planned a few projects and reported to Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra and, through him to Minister Firhad Hakim and Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna. A photo:
|Baruipur Township Project of KMDA: 5 Dec 2013|
Here is a clipping from Ekdin: