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Old December 30th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Arrow ECO PARK - NEWTOWN,KOLKATA

ECO PARK - NEWTOWN,KOLKATA. 480 ACRES of GREEN WORLD.



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New Town Eco Park (officially Prakriti Tirtha) is an urban park in Rajarhat, Kolkata. The park is situated on a 480 acres (190 ha) plot and will surround a 104 acres (42 ha) waterbody with an island in the middle. The park was conceptualized by Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee in July 2011. West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is the overarching body coordinating the construction of the park, along with different other government bodies responsible for implementation of different works inside the park. The park has been divided into three broad parts; 1) ecological zones like wetlands, grasslands, and urban forest, 2)theme gardens and open spaces, 3)and urban recreational spaces. The Eco Park will be further divided into different sub-parts according to the different types of fauna planted. According to the plan, the park will have different areas like wild flower meadows, a bamboo garden, grasslands, tropical tree garden, bonsai garden, tea garden, Cactus Walk, a heliconia garden, a butterfly garden, a play area and an amphitheater. Further, there is plan to develop an Eco-resort in public-private partnership, and will also include an area where handicrafts from different part of the state will be exhibited. The park was inaugurated on 29 December 2012 by Mamata Banerjee.



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The Eco park is located along the Major Arterial Road in Action Area - II of New Town, Kolkata at 22°35′55″N 88°28′03″E. The park will be surrounded by the Kolkata International Convention Center and Kolkata Museum of Modern Arts on the North, the upcoming Central Business District and International Financial Hub on the east, and existing human settlement of Jatragachi/Hatiara on the South and West.




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According to the Master Plan made by Bengal Urban Infrastructure Development Limited, the park has been divided into the following areas.
1.Active Zone - Consisting of Visitor center, Restaurants, Food courts, Urban Museum, Crafts Haat.

2.Theme Area (North) - Consisting of Maidan (open field), Amphitheatre, children's play area, Chinese garden,formal garden, Bonsai garden, Cactus walk, Butterfly garden, heliconia garden and mist house and bamboo garden.

3.Theme Area (South) - Play area, tea plantation, Water garden and utility area.

4.Lake Zone - A bridge connecting the island, Bengali restaurant, Sculpture court, Lakefront Promenade, Wildflower meadows
3 different Eco-zones consisting of wetlands, grasslands, tropical and mixed-moist deciduous forests.

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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Yup, once completed it will be one of the best hangout places for the Kolkatans.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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nice effort Soumalya.. great pics..

can you add the eco park master plan at the beginning? that will be a good reference..

you can get it here
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Will upload some more pics soon. Till then enjoy.
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Wonderful

thank you very much, Soumalya.
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Really good.............. Thanks Soumalya for your great effort.
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