Major Arterial Road(South-East) Action Area II, New Town Kolkata,
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On nineteenth 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 feasible improvement, the 480 sections of land of land containing and encompassing the water body was pronounced to be changed over into an environmental garden – the first of its kind in the Eastern area of India.
Therefore, WB-HIDCO started the way toward building up this new dream called the 'Eco Tourism Park – Prakriti Tirtha'.
This Eco Tourism Park has been initiated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister, west Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee on 29th December, 2012. From first January, 2013, the Eco Tourism Park has been opened for the guests. The Park stays shut on all Mondays for upkeep.
On 27th December 2013, Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal initiated a combination of new activities in Eco Park, New Town which are as per the following 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 and Eco Island. She likewise established the framework stone of a Wax Museum and propelled the first issue of New Town Journal.
Why to have an Eco-Park at New Town?
The vision for the new Eco-Park at New Town grasps an all encompassing, frameworks way to deal with maintainability that looks for tocreate a harmony between environmental recovery, asset protection, and streamlining with the need to make a recreational urban open space.
This approach offers an extra advantage when contrasted with conventional models for creating parks and urban open spaces – the additional advantage: the opportunity to make a 'living classroom' about nature's administration. Here, as the wet terrains are separating water and the plants are sifting air, individuals can come to unwind or revive, mingle or look for solitude,and learn direct how locale's vegetation are profiting their city.
New Town's Eco-Park of 480 sections of land displays a chance to make a urban group that qualities nature as anessential piece of personal satisfaction. The motivation and happiness one gets from being near nature can't be denied- - the advantages to physical and emotional wellness are notable. In any case, much more vital in a urban setting,ecosystems furnish urban areas with administrations that are basic for good urban working.
New Town, otherwise called Rajarhat is a quickly creating arranged city on the eastern edge of Kolkata. The ground breaking strategy for New Town accommodates vast number of open spaces and stops over the city going from little neighborhood parks to expansive city and provincial level green spaces.
The proposed Eco-Park in real life Area II of New Town will be one of the biggest open spaces in the city. The site is spread over a territory of 194 hectares (480 acres)and incorporates a 42-hectare (200 Acres) water body withan island. The forthcoming Central Business District (CBD) is situated toward the east of the site and one of the biggest tradition focuses in the nation isbeing worked to its north.
The all-inclusive strategy for the Eco-Park has been set up with the plan to adjust its part as a city level recreational open space, with the need forthe stop to relieve a portion of the antagonistic effects of urbanization of the encompassing territory. The Eco-Park will likewise be produced to re-set up a sound self-supporting eco-framework.
The ground breaking strategy for the Eco-Park was dispatched by West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) has been set up by Bengal Urban Infrastructure Development Limited (BUIDL) and Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates (PSDA), an engineering and urban plan studio.