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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Kolkata International Financial Hub

Like many other projects in West Bengal, this one too has a story with twists and turns thanks to petty politics of the two major political parties. The original project was kicked off by India's finance minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee in 2010. The project did not make any progress because of political opposition to land acquistion in New Town. Under the new regime, the project has been downsized, rechristened as International Financial Hub and shifted to a CBD area in New Town where land is already acquired by the previous regime. The private partnership in the project has also been cut by the new government.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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From WBHIDCO's document:

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West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBHIDCO) is implementing a Financial Hub in New Town, Kolkata. A site of 25 acres of prime land has been identified for taking up Phase I of the Financial Hub. The site is located in the Central Business District area and in close proximity to a 480 acre eco-tourism site, an International Convention Centre, a Museum of Modern Art and a 5 Star hotel for which land has been allotted. The Financial Hub will be the second in the country after Bandra Kurla in Mumbai. It is part of country’s Look East policy and pivots on the concept that Kolkata is the Eastern Gateway of India with natural links with South East Asia.
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CBD - only 25 acres of the CBD comprising of a few plots are being planned as part of phase I.

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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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The second foundation stone laying ceremony [and the third ceremony for a financial hub]

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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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The first building - Synthesis Park is ready for occupancy

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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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wow, this thread is coming up in google search!



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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #8
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From the CBD area, they have taken nine plots measuring 25 acres and branding it as a 'Financial Hub'. Good branding ..... lets see if it can attarct some new players at Kolkata.
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From the CBD area, they have taken nine plots measuring 25 acres and branding it as a 'Financial Hub'. Good branding ..... lets see if it can attarct some new players at Kolkata.
Are you referring to this?

(from WBHIDCO website)

Schedule of WBHIDCO Plots of Land at Financial Hub in New Town , Kolkata proposed for allotment on Lease hold basis
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Action Area Plot No. Area in Acre (in hectare)
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CBD/A CBD/79 2.548 Acres (1.03 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/80 2.62 Acres (1.06 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/81 2.251 Acres (0.91 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/82 2.471Acres (1.0 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/83 2.471 Acres (1.0 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/84 2.375 Acres (0.96 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/85 2.471 Acres (1.0 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/86 2.72 Acres (1.1 ha)
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CBD/A CBD/91 5.41Acres (2.19 ha)

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Very confusing map..matha ghure gelo
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Old March 25th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #11
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Very confusing map..matha ghure gelo
Ok. This is probably the CBD [see google earth view]. They are only doing 25 acres in first phase as IFC. Not sure if they will expand over entire CBD as the 25 acres seems to be just nine plots.



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Ok. This is probably the CBD [see google earth view]. They are only doing 25 acres in first phase as IFC. Not sure if they will expand over entire CBD as the 25 acres seems to be just nine plots.



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Old March 26th, 2012, 04:54 AM   #13
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CBD/91 seems to be the largest plot..

Saw an ad few days ago..which mention last date for application is on 24.04.2012
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Well Ambuja EcoSpace, DLF IT Sez & Unitech Infospace are also part of this Financial Hub?
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Well Ambuja EcoSpace, DLF IT Sez & Unitech Infospace are also part of this Financial Hub?
they are neighbors
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Twin towers to grace Rajarhat skyline
TNN | Mar 29, 2012, 01.11AM IST

KOLKATA: Rajarhat New Town will soon boast of have its own iconic 20-storeyed twin towers. The decision was made in a Housing Infrastructure and Development Corporation (Hidco) board meeting on Wednesday. HIDCO will soon float global tenders to set up the two 20-storeyed iconic twin towers in the upcoming international financial hub that will cost Rs 180 crore. This was decided in the Hidco board meeting on Wednesday.

The international hub - the foundation stone for which was laid by chief minister Mamata Banerjee on March 10 - will be a part of the country's Look East policy and is projected to be the second such facility in the country after Bandra Kurla in Mumbai.

Hidco chairman-cum-managing director Debashis Sen said that the twin towers will have state-of-the-art infrastructure necessary for the financial hub and will be located at prime positions within it. "We have decided to build the 20-storied twin towers for companies that want to set up offices in the financial hub. Hidco will soon float global bidsfor construction of the towers. The Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (ILFS) has been selected as the consultant to prepare bid documents," Sen said. It will cost Rs 180 crore to build these twin towers.

Also, the Synthesis building was renamed as Finance Centre on Wednesday's meeting. The Hidco board decided that floor space in it will be made available to financial institutions. Expressions of interest for the purpose will be invited soon.

On March 10 this year, chief minister Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone for the international financial hub.

Apart from being The hub will be a cluster to not only for banks and but also for other financial institutions like insurance firms, mutual funds and offshore banking firms, the hub - when fully operational - would generate employment for around two lakh professionalswhen fully set up.

Hidco has already floated expressions of interest to invite big financial houses with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 500 crore to set up offices in the hub. The last date of application is April 24.

Plots have already been allotted to two major public sector banks - Allahabad Bank and State Bank of India. The Calcutta Stock Exchange has also received a plot to set up a facility at the hub. The hub will be a part of the country's Look East policy and is projected to be the second such facility in the country after Bandra Kurla in Mumbai.

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Twin towers to grace Rajarhat skyline

KOLKATA: Rajarhat New Town will soon boast of have its own iconic 20-storeyed twin towers. The decision was made in a Housing Infrastructure and Development Corporation (Hidco) board meeting on Wednesday. HIDCO will soon float global tenders to set up the two 20-storeyed iconic twin towers in the upcoming international financial hub that will cost Rs 180 crore. This was decided in the Hidco board meeting on Wednesday.

Also, the Synthesis building was renamed as Finance Centre on Wednesday's meeting. The Hidco board decided that floor space in it will be made available to financial institutions. Expressions of interest for the purpose will be invited soon.

Apart from being The hub will be a cluster to not only for banks and but also for other financial institutions like insurance firms, mutual funds and offshore banking firms, the hub - when fully operational - would generate employment for around two lakh professionalswhen fully set up.

Hidco has already floated expressions of interest to invite big financial houses with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 500 crore to set up offices in the hub. The last date of application is April 24.

Plots have already been allotted to two major public sector banks - Allahabad Bank and State Bank of India. The Calcutta Stock Exchange has also received a plot to set up a facility at the hub. The hub will be a part of the country's Look East policy and is projected to be the second such facility in the country after Bandra Kurla in Mumbai.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #20
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Wonder if they will do a new design?
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