Biswa Bangla Gate
Kolkata Gate The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) is working to set up the Kolkata Gate at New Town on the main arterial road. Welding work is now going on. Officials said that the two smaller arcs will be lifted and aligned to the arcs already in place to complete the viewers’ gallery ring. Two of the four arcs constituting the ring has already been erected, each weighing about 65 metric tonnes. Officials said that the authorities have been working round the clock through the nights of Friday and Saturday. The visitors’ gallery and restaurant will be surrounded by glass, which will be part of the wall. From where you see a lot of parts of New Town, Rajarhat and Kolkata.
It is a type of Welcome gate and is built by HIDCO, under the government of West Bengal. The design was finalized by calling for submission of designs through a public notice in web sites as well as newspaper advertisements. A committee headed by Architect Dulal Mukherjee was formed which evaluated the designs from various architects from around the country. The design by M/s Vector Designs, Construction Catalysers was recommended by the committee.
- January 2018
- HIDCO (Housing Infrastructure Development Coporation LTD.)