Smart Plaza, adjacent to Biswa Bangla Gate and diagonally opposite Rabindra Tirtha, was declared open on Republic Day.
A beautifully landscaped park overlooked by Metro piers with vertical garden welcomes people not just to spend leisure time but also to work.
“The space has free wifi. The password would be on display here. It has rounded laptop tables made of granite which can withstand the elements. They will have facility for charging electronic devices too. There is a coffee kiosk and a containerised toilet next door,” pointed out NKDA chairman Debashis Sen at the inauguration, urging people to work in the outdoors rather than from the confines of home.
People of New Town, he pointed out, had all settled from outside. “That is why we are creating community space for them to meet,” he said.