Lake Town is set to get a fire station. Fire and emergency services minister and local MLA Sujit Bose attended the ground-breaking ceremony of a three-pump station building last Friday.
The station is coming up near Jaya cinema, on a part of a plot which houses Lake Town market. “The fire stations currently nearest to this locality are in Dum Dum and Maniktala, both being around 5km away. Since this is a congested area, being on the way to the airport, even that distance could prove to be critical to cover. So we have decided to build a fire station here,” said Saroj Bag, divisional fire officer, North 24-Parganas.
The ground-breaking ritual in progress.Sudeshna Banerjee
The cost of the project, being supervised by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, is pegged at Rs 4.22 crore. “There are 155 fire stations across the state. My target it 200,” said minister Bose. Work will end in nine months.
The Poush Parbon O Christmas Utsav will be back on the service lane of VIP Road at Sreebhumi from tomorrow. The festival will feature different food stalls from well-known eateries like Aminia, Arsalan, Hakka, Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick, Bhim Chandra Nag & Sons and Gautam’s. There will also be traditional favourites like moa from Joynagar and mihidana from Burdwan.
Top singers from the city will perform every evening along with upcoming ones. On Christmas Eve, a host of singers of Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame will take the stage. On Christmas, it will be Raghav Chatterjee, and Monomoy Bhattacharya the day after. On December 30, rockstar Rupam Islam will take the stage. On New Year’s Eve, Poushali Banerjee, Nachiketa and Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singers will ring in the New Year. On New Year’s Day, Sourendro-Soumyajit will be followed by Usha Uthup.