Open-air dais, banquet hall at New Town community centre
Times of India | 23 November 2021
KOLKATA: The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) will inaugurate its first three-storied community centre building in New Town on Tuesday, which will have an open air dais and large banquet rooms for residents to hold social functions like weddig, birthdays and annaprasan.
The community centre, set up on one acre of land and located close to Biswa Bangla gate in Action Area I, is scheduled to be inaugurated by urban development minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, who will also inaugurate the new NKDA Bhavan.
NKDA officials were working on the last minute finishing touches of the building and conducted an inspection of the new facility on Monday. The second and third floors of the building have banquet halls. “There was a along pending demand for a community centre in New Town. This would be the first three-storied full-fledged community centre run by NKDA in New Town,” said an official.
A Jamini Roy painting decks up one side of the outer wall of the community centre that has been aesthetically built,officials said.
Presently, there is only one community hall at the New Town CB market complex. NKDA is also working on plans to set up a few new market cum community halls in the block neighbourhoods.
Residents were happy over the development. “Till now there were no common community centre for the township. This new one will help residents organize various social functions,” said Kaustav Dey, a resident.
Hidco on Monday inaugurated a children’s park in an adjacent village of Chakpachuria Sardar para as part of its neighbourhood development programme.
More such open spaces in and around New Town are being developed as small parks and gardens.