Monday, November 18

Eco Park (Prakriti Tirtha), New Town, Kolkata

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On 19th July, 2011, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee gets down to the water body by the side of the New Town M.A.R. on her way from the Airport. With her Vision of sustainable development, the 480 acres of land containing and surrounding the water body was declared to be converted into an ecological garden – the first of its kind in the Eastern region of India. Subsequently, WB-HIDCO initiated the process of developing this new dream called the ‘Eco Park – Prakriti Tirtha’. This Eco Park has been inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, west Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee on 29th December, 2012. From 1st January, 2013, the Eco Park has been opened for the visitors. The Park remains closed on all Mondays for maintenance. On 27th December 2013, Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal inaugurated a conglomeration of new projects in Eco Park, New Town which are as follows Biswa Bangla Haat, Children’s Eco Park, Floating Musical Fountain, Butterfly Garden, Play Area, Bamboo Garden, Fruits Garden, Food Court, Adda Zone, Grass Land, Tea Garden, Mask Garden, Formal Garden & Eco Island. New Town, is a rapidly developing planned city on the eastern edge of Kolkata. The master plan for New Town provides for large number of open spaces and parks across the city ranging from small neighbourhood parks to large city and regional level green spaces. The Eco-Park in Action Area II of New Town is one of the largest open spaces in the city. The site is spread across an area of 194 hectares (480 acres) and includes a 42-hectare (200 Acres) water body with an island. The upcoming Central Business District (CBD) is located to the east of the site and one of the largest convention centres in the country is being built to its north.

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