December 12, 2014
WB Cabinet approves names of six townships
The Cabinet Friday approved the naming of six townships that will come up at Bolpur, Kalyani, Siliguri , Durgapur, Bantala and at Andal.
The township that will come up in Bolpur will be named as Nobel city while those that will be developed at Kalyani and Siliguri will be named as Knowledge city and Sunrise city respectively.
The township at Andal has already been developed and it will be named as Golden city, while the township that has been developed at Bantala will be named as Sector VI.
The township that will be set up at Durgapur will be named as Silver Township.
Although the land for setting up township is yet to be identified at Kalyani and Siliguri, the land at Bolpur, Andal and Kolkata has already been identified. Around 180 acres of land has been identified at Bolpur for setting up the township.
The township will be developed on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
Mr Firhad Hakim, minister in charge of urban development department said that 25 per cent area will be developed for economically weaker section (EWS).
According to him, 40 percent open space will be kept at the newly developed township.