Autism township, a first in India, to come up in Bengal

The State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister has announced the setting up of a first-of-its-kind autism township project in Bengal.

At the press conference, he also said investment proposals worth Rs 39,000 crore have come in the urban development and infrastructure sector during the just-concluded Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS).

According to the minister, the autism township will not only be the first such in India but in the entire world. There will be a hospital, a residential complex, a school, a day-care centre, a conference hall and training facilities, all pertaining to autism, under one roof.

The township will come up on 50 acres in Shirakole on Diamond Harbour Road, near Usthi in the South 24 Parganas district. It will be constructed by a private company at an investment of Rs 600 crore, and will be ready within four years.

The joint managing managing director of the company has said that it is also planning to set up a college which will churn out qualified professionals working in the area of autism.


অটিজম আক্রান্তদের জন্য টাউনশিপ চালু করছে রাজ্য সরকার

অটিজম আক্রান্তদের জন্য আলাদা টাউনশিপ চালু হচ্ছে রাজ্যে। চতুর্থ বিশ্ব বঙ্গ বানিজ্য সম্মেলনে একথা ঘোষণা করলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়।

সারা বিশ্বে জন্ম নেওয়া ৬৮টি শিশুর মধ্যে অন্তত একজন আক্রান্ত অটিজমে। আর এই মুহূর্তে দেশে অন্তত ১ কোটি মানুষ আক্রান্ত এই রোগে।

ডায়মন্ড হারবার রোডের ধারে শিরাকোলে ৫০ একর জমিতে ৬০০ কোটি তাকা ব্যয়ে গড়ে উঠবে এই টাউনশিপ। এখানে অটিজম আক্রান্তদের ডেভেলপমেন্টের ব্যবস্থা সব কিছুই থাকবে। পাশাপাশি অটিজম আক্রান্তদের জন্য বিশেষজ্ঞদের দিয়ে কলেজ চালুর পরিকল্পনাও রয়েছে।

এখানে হাসপাতাল, স্কুল, অটিজম সেন্টার সব কিছুই থাকবে। নিঃসন্দেহে এটি রাজ্য সরকারের সম্পূর্ণ এক অভিনব ভাবনা।

Source: Millennium Post



In a first, sanction plans to be handed over along with plots in Gitabitan township

Setting a precedent in the country, the Urban Development department of Bengal has decided to hand over plots – along with the sanction plan – to set up structures on them at Gitabitan in Santiniketan.

Gitabitan project, named by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is coming up on 127 acre of land. Necessary amendments to the Building Rules will be made to facilitate the project. A tender will be floated after the Puja to find out the buyers.

The state government has decided to set up six townships in Santiniketan (Gitabitan on 127 acre), Baruipur (Uttam City on 86 acre), Asansol (Agnibina on 59 acre), Kalyani (Samriddhi on 51.4 acre) Howrah (Dumurjala on 51.4 acre) and Siliguri (Teesta on 84 acres).

The state government has also come up with a township policy. All the modern townships will have specific themes.

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স্যানক্শন প্ল্যানও দেওয়া হবে গীতবিতান থিম সিটি প্রকল্পে 

মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর স্বপ্নের গীতবিতান থিম সিটিতে জমির সাথে স্যানক্শন প্ল্যান ও দেওয়ার সিদ্ধান্ত রাজ্য সরকারের। তার জন্য প্রয়োজনীয় সংশোধন করা হবে আবাসন আইনে। পুজোর পর বিজ্ঞপ্তি জারি করা হবে।

১২৭ একর জমির ওপর গড়ে উঠতে চলেছে মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দোপাধ্যায়ের নামকরণ করা গীতবিতান প্রকল্প।

রাজ্য সরকার ছয়টি থিম উপনগরী গড়ে তুলতে চায়: শান্তিনিকেতনে গীতবিতান (১২৭ একর), বারুইপুরে উত্তম নগরী (৮৬ একর), আসানসোলে অগ্নিবীণা (৫৯ একর), কল্যাণীতে সমৃধ্ধি (৫১.৪ একর), হাওড়াতে ডুমুরজালা (৫১.৪ একর) ও শিলিগুড়িতে তিস্তা (৮৪ একর)।

গীতবিতান এমন ভাবে তৈরী করা হবে যাতে শান্তিনিকেতনের পরিবেশ আরও সমৃদ্ধ হয়। এই উপনাগরিতে অত্যাধুনিক সব বন্দোবস্ত থাকবে পরিবেশ ও প্রযুক্তির মেলবন্ধন ঘটে।

WB Govt comes up with new township policy providing housing for all

The West Bengal Government has come up with the terms and conditions that developers and investors should follow for the proposed theme-based townships. The new township policy focuses on economic activities and providing housing for all.

According to the guidelines, 25% of the land in a proposed township has to be set aside for the thematic or economic development, for which builders will be selected through e-auction. The developers will have to follow town planning norms, civic laws, environment laws and the national building code for constructions. Besides, 25% of residential units have to be reserved for the poor. While selecting developers, the authorities will check their efficiency, years of experience in handling similar projects and financial strength.

The State Urban Development Department will be the central agency for the six proposed theme-based townships and the West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation will be the state-level nodal agency to assist investors.

Developers will not have to scout for land as the townships will be developed on identified state land. Besides, selected developers will get speedy approvals and clearances at the state level.

A total of 447 acres have been identified for the six proposed townships in Kalyani, Bolpur, Dabgram, Asansol, Dumurjala and Baruipur.

A meeting with prospective investors is slated for July 10 when state officials will brief them on the concept. The State is hoping for optimum utilization of land where state-of-the-art facilities will be set up, along with housing for all.

Bengal allots land for proposed AIIMS at Kalyani

The West Bengal Cabinet on Tuesday cleared 180 acres of land for the proposed AIIMS-like super- speciality hospital at Kalyani in Nadia district.

Speaking about the Cabinet decision, State’s Finance and Industry Minister Dr Amit Mitra said the entire 180 acres of land lay with the State Government under the Animal Resources Development Department.

“We have cleared the entire land valued at Rs 57 crore for the proposed AIIMS-like super-speciality hospital at Kalyani,” Dr Mitra said.  “Since the land is in hand, no problem is now left for this project. Now the issue is with the Centre for implementation of the project,” he said.

The State has also chosen Kalyani as a potential area for the development of a satellite township and several plots of land there have been identified for both residential and commercial purposes. The CM has named the Kalyani theme township Samriddhi. The Government will showcase the proposed six theme township projects during the Chief Minister’s London visit slated July.

WB Govt gives nod to two new townships at Rajarhaat

Two new townships will be set up in the outskirts of Kolkata in the Rajarhaat Block with an estimated investment of Rs 4000 crore. Each township will come up on 100 acres of land.

The West Bengal cabinet gave a nod to these projects earlier this month; the Urban Development Department and Land Reforms Department are processing necessary clearances.

The townships will be built by Highland Group and Forum Group. Both the groups have been granted primary clearances under Town and Country Planning Act.

In the recently concluded Bengal Global Business Summit, investment proposals worth Rs 67,703 crore have been received for building 22 townships. The West Bengal Cabinet recently cleared six theme townships.

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.