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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:21 AM   #21
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12) Technopolis
Saltlec
14 storeys
Architect: Agarwal and Agarwal
Developer: Webel and Phoenix Tech
Status: topped out
website: http://www.technopolis.in/



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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #22
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13) Sunrise Point
New Town Kolkata
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Developer: Bengal Park Chambers Housing Development
Status: under construction
website: http://www.surekaproperties.com/

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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #23
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14) Silver Spring
Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
10 blocks of 14 - 18 storeys
Architect: Agarwal & Agarwal
Developer: Bengal Silver Spring
Status: finishing work
website: http://www.thesilverspring.com/



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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #24
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15) Godrej Waterside
Saltlec
Tower 1 - 10 storeys Tower 2 - 17 storeys
Architect: Agarwal & Agarwal
Developer: Godrej Properties / Bengal Infinity
Status: plot development; Tower 1 in phase 1
website: http://www.godrejproperties.com/



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Old July 30th, 2006, 07:20 AM   #25
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Technopolis is pretty cool looking.
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Old July 31st, 2006, 03:41 PM   #26
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16) Rosedale Gardens
New Town, Rajarhat
Developer:Rosedale + Bengal Shrachi
Status: plot development;
Eight 26 storey towers
http://www.rosedalenri.com/




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Old July 31st, 2006, 05:10 PM   #27
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pretty good for a city like kolkata, congrats =)
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Old August 1st, 2006, 01:11 PM   #28
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With a bit of work Calcutta could be a real Asian centre. The colonial architecture is amazing and the parks are lovely. But the CBD needs a lot of work. Are any there any plans to revitalise it at all? Or are these all IT Parks out in the suburbs?
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But the CBD needs a lot of work. Are any there any plans to revitalise it at all?
I haven't heard of any comprehensive plan to revitalize the two CBDs.

Kolkata has two CBDs

The older one centred around BBD Bag and Strand Road.


This used to be the financial hub of India till things moved to Mumbai. It is still the regional financial centre and also is the government centre.
No highrises have been allowed in this area for some time. Of late the Government has started scouting for funds and private partners to renovate many of the heritage buildings and fix the roads. It's met with some success.

The other CBD is south of Park Street area.

Chowringhee skyline





Behind the Chowringhee skyline ( I stiched up several pics)

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Apart from several malls/departmental stores, a couple of hotel renovations there are no major projects here because right now no space for redevelopment is available.

The Government has shifted it's attention to the north eastern part of the city. A CBD has come up around Salt Lake Central Park with several government and private company offices.

The Saltlec section is home to many of the IT buildings.


And beyond that a complete new city called Kolkata New Town (35 + 15 sq kms) is coming up. There is a plan for a CBD area here. Land for several hotels, office parks, convention centre etc has been alloted to big developers. So we will have to see what happens here. A couple of more years will be needed to understand how the New Town will shape up. The whole place looks ripped apart because of the construction going on.

New Town - under construction


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Or are these all IT Parks out in the suburbs
Most of the development is in South Kolkata, Salt Lake sector V, Townships along EM Bypass and Kolkata New Town.

Highrise developments along EM Bypass
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17) Globsyn Crystals
Saltlec
12 storeys
Architect: Amatrix/Edifice
Developer: Globsyn Group
Status: under construction
website: http://www.globsyncrystals.com/


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Old August 2nd, 2006, 05:37 PM   #31
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Yeah it was Chowringhee I was thinking of - I didn't realise there was another CBD. I've never been to Salt Lake but I heard there were big planning problems out there with local protests about a lack of infrastucture.

Anyway.... isn't there a danger that if the Chowringhee old centre isn't revitalised business will simply move out to the suburbs and the centre will die? I'd hate to see that happen. I was really surprised by how pelasent Calcutta was and I kept looking around thinking what great potential it had (actually it reminded me of Melbourne - which shouldn't surprise me because a lot of the big colonial buildings were built at the same time). Does Calcutta have similar problems to Mumbai, such as rent control? I was surprised that there were much fewer encroachments there than I had expected.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:24 AM   #32
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Yeah it was Chowringhee I was thinking of - I didn't realise there was another CBD. I've never been to Salt Lake but I heard there were big planning problems out there with local protests about a lack of infrastucture.
I think Salt Lake is pretty well planned. I am not sure about the protest stuff unless of course it is a routine political party protest (of which there are many in protest friendly Kolkata with most protestors not sure what they are protesting against or why) . However Sector V - the commercial area has often been neglected (it has no voters). The companies having offices there had complained of poor maintenance and bad roads and choked drainage (with construction material). Finally the government has chopped off sector V from the rest of the city and made it a new town called Naba Diganta (new Horizon) Industrial township with its own authority. The companies will now have a say in the running of the township and have generally welcomed the move. But it will take a year or so to fix a decade of neglect by the previous municipality which raked in the taxes and pumped it in residential areas.


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Anyway.... isn't there a danger that if the Chowringhee old centre isn't revitalised business will simply move out to the suburbs and the centre will die?
This could happen. If the New Town CBD comes up many companies may shift to that location.

But there are projects like a huge Mall on the Hooghly banks coming 2009, a revamped New Market with an underground section of 200 stores and underground car park opening early 2007, many small and specialized malls with global stores like Marks and Spencers coming in.

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I'd hate to see that happen.
Me too!

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I was really surprised by how pelasent Calcutta was and I kept looking around thinking what great potential it had (actually it reminded me of Melbourne - which shouldn't surprise me because a lot of the big colonial buildings were built at the same time).
Well I am surprised that you found Kolkata pleasant. Most people seem to have strong negative opinions about the city.

I have not been to Melbourne. But I think Kolkata can learn from London. Of course funds is a big issue here. London and Melbourne are rich and Kolkata is poor. But there are many things that don't need a lot of money - like cleaning the city regularly, enforcing litter rules etc.

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Does Calcutta have similar problems to Mumbai, such as rent control? I was surprised that there were much fewer encroachments there than I had expected.
Kolkata also suffers from old and useless laws. Many of these laws were created to protect the poor but they don't do so in reality.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:30 AM   #33
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18) Diamond City South
Tollygunge
4 blocks of 15 storeys each
Developer: Diamond Group
Status: under construction
website: http://www.nkrealtors.com/diamond_south.html


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19) Diamond City West
18,Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Behala
10 blocks of 14 storeys each
Developer: Diamond Group
Status: under construction
website: http://www.diamondgroupweb.com/dia_cityw.htm


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20) Ujjwala
New Town
Four blocks of 13 storeys each and one of 12 storeys
Developer: Bengal Ambuja
Status: under construction
website: www.bengalambuja.com


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21) Greenwood Sonata - The Pines
New Town
Four towers of 14 storeys each
Developer: Bengal Shrachi
Status: underconstruction
website: www.shrachi.com

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22) Infinity Benchmark
Sector V, Salt Lake
18 storeys
Architect: J.P. Agarwal
Developer: Infinity Parks
Status: under construction

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23) Genexx Valley
Diamond Harbour Road
33 blocks of 5, 8, 11 and 15 storeys
Developer: Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd
Status: under construction
website: http://www.genexxvalley.com/



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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #39
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24) Techcity
Nabadiganta Township
2 blocks of 6 and 14 storeys
Developer: Videocon and Salarpuria Groups
Status: Plot development
website: http://www.salarpuriagroup.biz/

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