The state cabinet on Monday decided to hand over five acres to IIM Calcutta for their second campus in New Town. State finance minister Amit Mitra said the second IIMC campus will soon start functioning.
He added that the IIMC had applied for land since they wanted to go for an expansion. Accordingly, the state has given the go ahead and the five-acre plot was cleared. The IIMC, which is an autonomous body, was set up in 1961 by the Centre and started operating from its Joka campus from 1975. It is spread over 135 acres.
Mitra added that a sports city is coming up in Dumurjola and the state is planning a state-of-the-art cricket facility. Hence, the government has decided to hand over a 14-acre plot where a stadium, along with training facilities, can be set up.
“It will be a world-class cricket facility where both men and women will be trained in cricket. CAB had applied for the plot and hoped Sourav Ganguly will be happy as the cabinet cleared it,” Mitra said, adding that there were also plans for football and hockey, along with an indoor stadium and a helipad.
Source: Times of India