More facilities, more space for Howrah's Eco Park
Kolkata: With the existing Eco Park on 3 acre of land near Dumurjola turning into a landmark, the Howrah Improvement Trust (HIT) has taken up a project to widen the same on an adjacent plot of 17 acre and introduce several other facilities.
Initially, the Eco Park was developed on 3 acre land. Now, the work has started to develop the same on an adjacent plot of 17 acre. With its completion, the Eco Park will be spread on a total area of 20 acre of land and will ensure incorporation of several new facilities.
The Eco Park off Drainage Canal Road attracts huge footfall every day and will go up manifold once the work of developing the remaining 17 acre is complete.
It may be mentioned that the Eco Park at New Town is the dream project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and it has now turned into a tourist hotspot. It is also learnt that the step to set up one in Howrah was also appreciated by the Chief Minister and steps taken up by HIT engineers have ensured setting up of the place with a unique landscape.
Boating and other water sports will be introduced in phases in the added section of the park. Moreover, steps will be taken to introduce toy train as well. With such facilities to be introduced in the Eco Park, it will come up as a favourite destination for people of all ages. The state-of-the-art musical fountains are soon going to become a centre of attraction too.
The fountains will take the Eco Park to a new height besides the pathway for pedestrians with beautification work being carried out on both sides and around the waterbodies. Moreover, there will also be a banquet hall that will be constructed in one part of the Eco Park.
The most important part of the Eco Park is that solar trees will be installed which will ensure generation of 5 to 10 KW of power, hence, making the place self-dependent in generating power that would be required on regular basis.
Sultan Singh, Chairman of HIT, said: "Several steps have been taken to ensure development of the district and the projects will ensure comprehensive, integrated and inclusive growth of the area."
Steps have also been taken to ensure a comprehensive development of the area by creating more infrastructures.
HIT has taken measures to construct three community centres including one with multiple facilities in other plots in the vicinity of the Eco Park. Programmes including business summits of the district that was once known as the Sheffield of the East can be conducted. Moreover, there will also be an auditorium with seating capacity of around 300 people.
At the same time there is also a plan to set up Biswa Bangla Haat in the multi-facility community centre where goods like handicraft products, etc will be made available. Work of all projects has begun and it would take two years to complete the same.