HIDCO to come up with glass portico at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre
Kolkata: HIDCO has come up with a new glass portico to commemorate one year of Biswa Bangla Convention Centre (BBCC).
It has also decided to usher in rationalization of prices in some halls in the BBCC while keeping rents of some other halls unchanged. However, the pre- function area that is the outward space adjacent to each halls that was charged earlier will now be given complimentary to the users.
The operating cost as well as the management cost was reviewed by the board.
According to the review carried out by the HIDCO board where the operating cost and management cost has been reviewed it has been found that the seven halls in BBCC along with the pre-function areas have been used 693 times since inception to April 2019.
The most popular use was the 400 seater hall, three banquet zone (119 times) followed by the two 400 seater mini auditoriums (93 times, counting both, that is 51 for Hall 6 and 42 for Hall 7).
BBCC has emerged as an important destination in making Kolkata a preferred M.I.C.E destination. It is getting booking enquiries till 2022.
The iconic structure of BBCC, which is a little more than a year old was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in October 2017. The shape is like a gem, a diamond, by using 20m projection for the upper gallery. The visual impact is unique and stunning, as if someone is holding aloft a gem in the sky with an outstretched hand. It has been conceived in such a way so that its towering height is visible from a long distance.
BBCC has an art gallery at level 0 and exhibition spaces in level 0 and 1 and 4 where the main auditorium is located. The entrance at level two welcomes with a black-on-black granite pattern into a scenario of tungsten bulbed ceiling (modernity) and Bangla handicrafts (culture) on the walls and all around. A conch shell installation welcomes the visitor to the grand descending staircase.