In a first, sanction plans to be handed over along with plots in Gitabitan township
Gitabitan project, named by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is coming up on 127 acre of land.
Necessary amendments to the Building Rules will be made to facilitate the project. A tender will be floated after the Puja to find out the buyers.
A team comprising senior officials of the Urban Development department, including Principal Secretary Debashis Sen, District Magistrate, and officials of West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure
Development Corporation (HIDCO) visited the spot on Thursday.
Initially, plots measuring four and six cottahs will be handed over to the buyers. Later, plots will be allotted for group houses and other projects as well.
The state government has decided to set up six townships in Santiniketan (Gitabitan on 127 acre), Baruipur (Uttam City on 86 acre), Asansol (Agnibina on 59 acre), Kalyani (Samriddhi on 51.4 acre) Howrah (Dumurjala on 51.4 acre) and Siliguri (Teesta on 84 acres). The state government has also come up with a township policy. All the modern townships will have specific themes.
The officials on Thursday discussed about the planning of the infrastructure, such as where the boundary wall will be put up, how the electricity wiring will be laid, where the site office will be set up etc.
Sen said if the plots, along with the sanctioned building plans, were handed over to the owners then the time taken to start construction would be minimised and it will become a hassle-free process. For four and six cottah plots , there will be kitchen and dining room on the ground floor and bed rooms on the first floor, with a small lawn in the front.
Gitabitan will be constructed in such a way that the rich culture of Santiniketan and its surroundings are reflected through the infrastructure. The landscaping will be done in that way as well and the buildings that will come up will conform to the ambience.
As Santiniketan is not far away from Kolkata and is well connected by rail and road, people will show keen interest to have a getaway destination where they can spend weekends with friends and family.
The township will have all the modern facilities and will be a blend of both heritage and culture and technology in the perfect proportion.