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Art installations give New Town a fresh look

Kolkata: In a bid to give the approach road to Sector V from Chingrighata, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) has put up art installations to give the area an aesthetic look.

Sector V is the electronic hub of Bengal with thousands of IT professionals visiting the area every day. The distance from Chingrighata to Sector V is a long stretch and the art installations have attracted all those who travel by their own vehicles and those who are pedestrians. More such installations will be put up in future. The art installation has been designed by a student of the Government Art College.

NDITA has chalked out elaborate schemes to beautify and develop Sector V. Pocket parks which are very popular in the Western countries have been set up where IT professionals can come during recess, spend some time and go back to their office to get rid of the stress and tiredness. Some of the roads in Sector V have been widened and a well-knit traffic management system is in the offing. There will be graded paths for cyclists and also for the pedestrians with proper singe.

Recently, the NDITA officials met their counterparts in the IT companies over fire-fighting measures. The firms will not be allowed to construct mezzanine floors and fire audits will be conducted periodically.

In addition to NDITA, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) and Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) have implemented several schemes to beautify the vast areas between VIP Road and Eastern Metropolitan Bypass near Chingrighata. The open pillars of Airport-Garia Metro construction have been painted in some areas and columns with climber plants have been installed.

New Town is coming up as a clean and green city and various measures have been taken in that direction. Plantation of trees on a large scale has been taken up. HIDCO has set up nurseries to raise plants.

Over the years, New Town has come up as an educational, healthcare and cultural hub and shortly it will become a major IT hub in Bengal. Eco Park, the biggest urban park in the country, is a star attraction.

The miniature seven wonders

of the world is a crowd-puller. The introduction of air-conditioned e-buses for the first time in the state is also a major step towards making it a greener city.

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