Saturday, June 6, 2015

Seniors' Home

Swapna Bhor, the Seniors' Park, is waiting for its formal inauguration. We have already started collecting members. I myself have also enrolled myself by paying fees (eligibility is 50+ years as on age of application). Yesterday I, JMD Debjani Datta and Administrator Swapna Bhor went to Story at Elgin Road to discuss about an MoU that we wish to sign soon about collaboration for running the library-cum-book shop at Seniors' Park.

In the last Hidco Board meeting on 27th May, approval was given for setting up a Seniors' Home near the Seniors' Park. A design competition was invited earlier and a committee headed by noted architect Prabir Mitra, with members from Geriatric medical specialists and others, selected a design which was approved by the Board of Hidco. This would be built on an one acre plot overlooking the Seniors' Park so that the Home can get the benefit of the Park nearby. There would be a hundred rooms with a twin sharing basis. Common areas are very innovatively designed to allow frequent interactive spaces among residents.A financial viability analysis indicates that residents would have to pay a lump sum joning fee and a monthly recurring fee. Common activities and support services including kitchen, health and medicine units would be in-built. Membership of the Swapna Bhor Park would be automatic for the residents.

A picture of the design of the terrace:

Artists' Impression of Terrace Garden of Seniors' Home
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Yesterday, we broke ground for two projects: (1) Laying of distribution water pipe lines at Action Area III (this is needed to take water from the Hugly River, after filtration, to Action Area III including Sapoorji Palloonji housing area) (2) Finishing works in 64 EWS flats in Action Area 2.


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Earlier in the morning yesterday, I attended a World Environment Day function at the new Coal India Bhavan auditorium where in presence of CIL Chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya and me, JMD Hidco and GM CIL signed an MoU for Electric Buses in New Town.

Exchange of MoU on Electric Bus
Debjani Data,me,Sutitha Bhattacharya,GM CIL

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Here is a clipping from today's Times of India:

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