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Gitabitan township receives 498 applications

Kolkata: Work at Gitabitan township in Santiniketan is being carried out in full swing and already 498 application forms have been sold till date.
Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is constructing the township which is coming up on a 100-acre land. The township is situated close to the proposed Biswa Bangla Viswavidyalaya.
The state government has proposed to construct six townships. Five other townships will come up at Uttam City, Baruipur on 89 acre, Agnibina in Asansol on 59 acre, Teesta in Siliguri on 51 acre, Samriddihi in Kalyani on 50 acre and Dumurjala in Howrah. The names of the townships have been given by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
As many as 184 plots will be sold out on the basis of lottery. The areas of the plots are 2.5 cottah, 4 and 6 cottah. HIDCO will set up three model houses. The landscape of the township will be set up keeping in mind the rich heritage of Santiniketan. The bungalows will be two-storeyed structures. There will be dinning-cum-living rooms on the ground floor and bedrooms with attached toilets on the first floor. There will be a small open space in front of the bigger plots.
There will be a place allotted for artisans where they will have accommodation on the first floor and shops on the ground floor.
Work to construct the infrastructure is on in full swing. The plot owners will be given the sale deed and then the sanctioned plan of the proposed structure.
As Santiniketan takes two and a half hour to three hours to reach from Kolkata because of a silk smooth
highway, senior state government officials feel that there will be high demand for the
plots. There will be transparency in distributing the plots through lottery.
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