Biswa Bangla Gate
Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

Weekend open-deck bus tour for Newtown

An open-deck bus service has been started in New Town to take people on a tour of the township’s attractions. Run by the tourism department in association with Hidco, the tour will be offered i...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 05.02.21

Street for pedestrians only

The bigger story The design contest was a part of the Streets for People Challenge that again is under the Smart Cities Mission of the ministry of housing and urban affairs. The aim, according to the...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 29.01.21

This Month, That Year

1978: South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee attends a meeting in Hong Kong to discuss an upcoming film project but is abducted instead. The kidnap is staged by Kim Jong-il, who later becomes the dictator ...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 29.01.21

Smart plaza opens by Biswa Bangla Gate

“The space has free wifi. The password would be on display here. It has rounded laptop tables made of granite which can withstand the elements. They will have facility for charging electronic de...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

Double decker bus for New Town tour

One might soon get to take a tour of New Town in an open-air double decker bus. Hidco has approached the tourism department with a proposal to run one of its two buses in the township. “The rou...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

CC Block clinic starts with resident doctors

So out of reach have doctors become during the pandemic that residents themselves are now trying to create makeshift platforms to bring doctors closer to patients. Newtown CC Block Residents’ W...
By Brinda Sarkar in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 21.08.20

3-day fest promotes cycling

Three cycling events were held between August 13 and 15 in New Town in a bid to promote cycling as a means of last mile connectivity in the township. The first event was exclusively for women. They t...
By TT Bureau in

Calcutta  /  Published 07.07.20

New flyover will help reach airport faster

The urban development department has given technical approval for a flyover that will connect Metropolitan on EM Bypass with Biswa Bangla Gate in New Town, officials said. The tender for the project, ...
By Subhajoy Roy and Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.19

Queue for view from atop

Last year on their anniversary, the Duttas had driven down from Bally to celebrate at Eco Park. This year they were back in New Town, to celebrate atop the all-new Biswa Bangla Gate. “I’m the firs...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.19

Behala pandal material for New Town park structure

By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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