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Old August 26th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #3981
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was referring to your first comment. anyways. toddu you have any idea about its whereabouts?
Oaktree International school is currently under construction on Diamond Harbor Road.

the satellite map is provided below..and as can be seen, its almost finished.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...h&z=16&iwloc=A

the school has all of these facilities, just like a small university of sorts.
-Auditorium
-Gymnasium(Indoors)
-Arts Building
-Open air theater
-football/cricket stadium
-tennis court
-basketball court(outdoor)
-badminton court
-jogging track
-olympic sized swimming pool
-separate hostel for boys and girls
-cafeteria

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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #3983
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Old August 26th, 2010, 11:40 PM   #3984
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Old August 29th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #3985
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As per the website, this will be near Rosedale and Uniworld City. The design looks nice.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #3986
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As per the website, this will be near Rosedale and Uniworld City. The design looks nice.
hey Shrachi is also making the award winning steel housing project too.



http://www.shrachi.com/bengalshrachi...ello/index.htm
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CREDAI, Home Front 2010. Are things looking up again ? Check it out here. http://savenewtown.blogspot.com/2010...ront-2010.html
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #3989
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #3992
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Hiland Woods looks nice. Also good to see the basement parking designed to cover a larger area ( and not just the basement portion of the buildings). This is normally the norm for large constructions in Bangalore and Mumbai and it is good to see Kolkata following their footsteps.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:25 AM   #3993
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Parle licenses Hippo rights to Keventer in East

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PARLE Agro has entered an agreement with Kolkata-based Rs 1,300 crore Keventer Group to set up a new manufacturing plant for its snack brand Hippo.As part of the deal,Parle Agro has licensed the rights of the Hippo brand to Keventer Agro,which will undertake manufacturing,sales and marketing of the products in the East.
The proposed facility will come up at Keventer Groups manufacturing park spread over 110 acres in Barasat,near Kolkata.Both Keventer and Parle Agro declined to specify the investment and capacity for the new plant.However,Parle Agro said it will incur the advertising and marketing costs for the promotion of Hippo in the East.
Since the Hippo brand has been licensed to us,we will undertake the investment on the proposed facility as well as responsible for sales.We target to make Hippo among the top three brands in this category in the next two years, said Keventer Agro managing director Mayank Jalan.
As part of the deal,Keventer Agro will give a percentage of its sales from Hippo to Parle Agro.It has similar arrangements for Parle Agros water and beverage brands like Frooti,Appy and Bailley.Currently,we have three plants which manufacture the Parle Agro range.This will be the fourth plant in the coffer, said Mr Jalan.
Parle Agro expects the new plant will provide substantial growth in the East.At an overall level,we expect healthy growth rate of 20-25 % with the addition of the new plant, said Parle Agro joint managing director and chief marketing officer Nadia Chauhan.
Both Parle Agro and Keventer expect the extension of their partnership into the food business will open newer business avenues.We are jointly exploring a lot of new businesses, said Mr Jalan,refusing to spell out details.
Keventer Agro,which has clocked a turnover of around Rs 600 crore,also plans to expand its manpower and distribution base by 20%.It currently has some 900 distributor and 400 sales staff.The snack market in the East is estimated to be worth around Rs 2,000 crore.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:14 PM   #3994
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Is Keventer group of Biyani (the owner of Pantaloons)?
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:01 PM   #3995
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Is Keventer group of Biyani (the owner of Pantaloons)?
No its a kolkata based company.

the Group entered into a franchisee agreement with the food and beverage giant - PARLE to manufacture, package, distribute and market its well-known brands namely FROOTI - a popular mango drink, Appy and Appy Fizz- the in-style apple drinks and Bailey packaged drinking water.

http://www.keventer.com/agro/index.html

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 07:34 AM   #3996
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 07:39 AM   #3997
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Grand plans to build city of the future| Mayor Sovan Chatterjee speaks on his plans to make Kolkata a cleaner, better place to live and work in

>You have an ambitious agenda to transform Kolkata into London. Cleanliness will be your biggest challenge. With garbage dumps scattered all over Kolkata, what impression do tourists take back home?

Open garbage dumps are indeed a menace. We will do away with the ones in the heart of the city. Kolkata Municipal Corporation has sought advice from an internationally-renowned consultant that has helped modernise the solid waste management system in London as well as some Indian cities. I have asked them to take up a pilot project in Kolkata. To begin with, we will shut down 33 vats and introduce direct loading system. Over 100 major vats will be shut down in two-three years. We have undertaken a Rs 200-crore garbage disposal upgrade under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. I believe this project will bring about the desired change.

>The city’s roads have a long way to be on par with Delhi, Mumbai and other metros. Why can’t Kolkata have uniform roads instead of craters and bumps?

We do appreciate the apprehension of motorists who are inconvenienced by bad roads. But the problem in Kolkata is frequent digging by utility agencies. After we lay a road with mastic asphalt, it gets dug up by an agency.

>But isn’t there a problem with the way roads are laid and repaired in Kolkata? How is it that National Highways just outside the city are in such good condition? Do contractors conform to standards?

It is often alleged that laying of roads in Kolkata is not done according to proper specifications. I have asked my engineers to monitor road laying and repair to ensure that roads improve and last longer.

>Encroachment of pavements has only turned worse. More than 60% of pavements have been occupied by hawkers. Will KMC implement a high court directive to remove hawking from busy thoroughfares and return pavements to pedestrians?

It is a sensitive issue. It is true that we need to give relief to pedestrians, but at the same time we can’t drive out thousands of hawkers who have been conducting business for years. We have a balanced approach and plan to restrict hawking on some stretches of major roads.

>Municipal markets have become eyesores. Isn’t it time to modernise them?

I agree that municipal markets need a facelift. We plan to upgrade some of the major ones and are looking for joint venture partners.

>Many parks are in a sorry state. Curzon Park in the heart of the city has turned into a vast urinal. What are your plans for them?

I have asked the parks department to take up beautification projects. While modernisation of Deshabandhu Park is underway, we have big plans for Jatin Das Park in south Kolkata. Since we don’t own Curzon Park, we need to negotiate with the state government to take up any activity there. We have decided to build small parks wherever we find space.

>Kolkata, the Raj era capital of India, boasts of some majestic buildings. Unfortunately, several of them are in a sorry state. Do you have any plan to revive these historic structures?

This is a subject very close to my heart. KMC will definitely contribute to the restoration and maintenance of these buildings. We are starting with heritage buildings in and around Dalhousie and College Street. In Dalhousie, we will ensure that roads and lamp posts are also wellmaintained. We will encourage owners of heritage buildings to maintain them better. There is a proposal to offer tax sops if owners maintain heritage buildings well.

>Kolkata has a grand riverfront, whose potential has never been properly tapped. What plans do you have to rejuvenate the riverfront and ensure that there is a connect between the citizens and the river to which the city owes its genesis?

We have ambitious plans to develop the riverfront and have roped in consultant RITES to prepare a masterplan. After the document is handed to KMC, we will begin work in right earnest. Funds will not be a problem. We have identified 32 major ghats which will be given a facelift. Warehouses on Strand Road will be turned into museums, conference halls, eating joints and art galleries. We will also construct open air theatres. We plan to introduce pleasure rides on the Hooghly.


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WARNING SIGN | Kolkata on brink of civic disaster: World Bank study

The unplanned and unchecked real estate growth on EM Bypass and its adjoining areas, sans basic civic amenities, could spell disaster across the city, says a World Bank report submitted to the state government.
It outlines how climate change and global warming are pushing these areas “to the brink of civic disaster”.
This first-of-its-kind study was conducted in some of the major cities in the country and identified Kolkata’s environment as the most vulnerable and has a grim forecast for the Kolkata of 2050.
The study warns that those who have either bought or
plan to buy homes along EM Bypass and other areas of the eastern fringes, like Tiljala, Topsia, Tangra and Pagladanga (Wards 58, 59, 65, 66) could be the worst hit by environmental degradation because of rapid real estate growth sans a matching improvement in civic amenities.
State chief environment officer Debal Roy said the World Bank study factored in Kolkata’s social, economic and environmental circumstances. While identifying areas vulnerable to climate change, the team considered the state of a locality’s drainage and sewerage systems and its hygiene standards. They were alarmed to find that ponds in eastern fringes are being filled up to make way for buildings that are being constructed in an unplanned manner in an area without a proper drainage system. Repeated waterlogging and accumulation of garbage is slowly degrading the environment.
Based on the report, the environment department is framing a new state action plan on climate change, Roy said. The department has been working on these lines for some time and had come out with a report a few years ago on ways to improve conditions in areas like Tiljala and Topsia. It recently decided to make it mandatory for billboards to be solar-powered.
Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said Kolkata Municipal Corporation would implement recommendations to improve the environment and include these measures in its own environment protection plan.
The World Bank had earlier sanctioned Rs 347 crore for development of Bengal’s coastal areas after the state submitted an integrated coastal zone management plan. The environment department is preparing poverty alleviation and skill development schemes for the coastal population. The government has taken an initiative on energy conservation, particularly for high-rise and multi-storied buildings in the hospitality sector.


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LET'S RECLAIM KOLKATA (A TOI initiative)

TO THE MAYOR

Garbage-Free City
The city will be free of garbage. Open garbage dumps, called 'vats' for some reason, are currently located along roads and are not just an eyesore, but also a health hazard. They will become a thing of the past. Trash will no more spill on to the roads. Neighbourhoods will become clean. Tourists and visitors will not be shocked to see garbage openly dumped in upmarket localities like Camac Street, Free School Street and Brabourne Road. There will be no stench in the air. The city will adopt a modern and efficient garbage collection and disposal system that is sustainable.

Clean Smooth Roads
Less potholes, humps and undulations will make our journey smoother. Rains will no longer wash away the asphalt, baring huge craters. Potholes that currently make rides hazardous and trigger accidents, will be a thing of the past. Road repair will be prompt and not take an eternity. The repair job will be thorough and last long instead of being a quickfix that drains KMC's coffers. Let us do away with the cosmetic facelifts and have roads that are properly laid and last like National Highways.

Well-Maintained Parks
Parks are the only breathing space left in Kolkata, a city that has turned into a concrete jungle. Hence, they are our treasure and need to be zealously guarded. We will get back parks that are clean and green. They will be properly landscaped and not garishly decorated. Beautification will not mean paving of open spaces with concrete. Encroachments will be removed from Vivekananda Park and other parks. The grand Curzon Park that has turned into a vast public urinal and a den for anti-socials and drugpeddlers will be reclaimed for citizens. It will become a pride of Kolkata, much like Hyde Park is to London and Central Park to New York.

Encroachment-Free City
The menace called encroachment will finally end. Footpaths and roads will be reclaimed for pedestrians and traffic. KMC will implement Calcutta High Court's order to remove hawking from busy thoroughfares and provide alternative zones like hawking plazas with drinking water facilities, toilets and waste bins so that areas are not littered or sullied. More pavements will be properly paved and they will be repaired promptly after utilities dig them up. It will be a pleasure to walk and drive in Kolkata.

Neat & Clean Markets
Markets will become inviting once again. New Market will be repaired as will some of others that have colonial heritage structure. Others will be rebuilt on the lines of Lake Market. The shabby, ill-maintained, filthy look will disappear. Instead, markets will be clean, cheerful places that will invite customers. Currently, sections of the market where vegetables, fish and meat are sold are unhygienic. They will be clean and well maintained so that citizens are able to buy food stuff without feeling repulsive.

Beautiful Riverfront
The mighty Hooghly will have a grand riverfront that will draw citizens to relax after a weary day. It will be a holistic development with recreation as well as entertainment options. The entire area will be landscaped with sculpture, fountains, eating joints, contemporary museum, art gallery, conference centre and theatre for performing arts as well as open air theatres to make it an active zone. The museum, art gallery, conference room and theatre can be housed in the warehouses. There will be pleasure rides on the river in open boats.

Reviving Heritage Buildings
Kolkata, the Raj era capital of India, has some of the most grand buildings. They will become a major tourist attraction with localities that have a cluster of such buildings - Brabourne Road, Dalhousie College Street, Chowringhee, Chitpur - cleaned up turned into heritage zones with walks for tourists and visitors. Buildings will be given incentives by way of tax cuts if properly maintained. Those that are not maintained will be penalised. Encroachment will be removed to restore their glory. All buildings must be given a fresh coat of paint every two-three years. In case they are unable to, KMC can do the job and charge the owners in the house tax.

Efficient Drainage System
Monsoons will be a time for Kolkatans to enjoy and not crouch in fear of the city turning into a cesspool. The city's century-old drainage system will be revamped. Work under the JNNURM scheme that has been progressing very slowly, will be speeded up. Plastic carry bags will be banned. For good.


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Encroachment-Free City
The menace called encroachment will finally end. Footpaths and roads will be reclaimed for pedestrians and traffic. KMC will implement Calcutta High Court's order to remove hawking from busy thoroughfares and provide alternative zones like hawking plazas with drinking water facilities, toilets and waste bins so that areas are not littered or sullied. More pavements will be properly paved and they will be repaired promptly after utilities dig them up. It will be a pleasure to walk and drive in Kolkata.

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Saw this today on TOI-Kolkata.

While many of these plans apparently look like a distant dream for Kolkatans,but the initiative is undoubtedly commendable. Its high time that some mass movement like this,is initiated at this moment to save the city from further degradation.

But,one thing is really disappointing. It is being seen that who-so-ever takes charge of the municipal corporation/administration,the issue of illegal encroachment on footpaths,is always been overlooked on the name of terming it as a 'social issue'. Over the years,this apathy from the administration, has just led to the cancerous growth of this problem in every other part of the city. Nowadays,not a single footpath in Kolkata stands encroachment-free and the city bears a shabby look everywhere.

Shall we never be able to rise above our political interests and really put a serious thought in this direction? Even if I start thinking that all the initiatives as cited above, get implemented by some day,I would still have doubts about the idea of dreaming about a ''hawker-free'' or rather ''hawker-controlled'' Kolkata someday in my life!
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