Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate country’s one of the finest and eastern India’s biggest Convention Centre in New Town around the middle of October.
The Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in 2018 will be held at the Convention Centre. It took HIDCO three years to complete this project.
Convention Centre has a mega convention hall with a seating capacity of 3,000 people which is highest in any auditorium in the country. The seating capacity of the main auditorium of Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi is 1,200 while those of Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai has 2750, main convention centre at HICC, Hyderabad has 2500 and Science City auditorium in Kolkata has 2,232 seating capacity.
There will be four large exhibition halls including a state banquet with a total carpet area of 17,000 square feet and spacious pre-function area having a carpet area of 12,500 square feet. A garden food court linked to exhibition halls and two smaller capacity auditoria each with a seating capacity of 434 people will also be present at the convention centre. There will be extensive food and beverage facilities during conferences through provisions of banquet kitchens and satellite kitchens at all levels.
There will be 112 twin-bedded rooms and a business centre with 10 meeting rooms along with two speciality restaurants and a 24-hour coffee shop. A business club covering an area of 8,000 square feet comprising a state-of-the-art gymnasium, billiards room and cards room will also be present. An exclusive gents and ladies spa along with gents and ladies salon covering an area of 7,000 square feet with a terrace level swimming pool will be a major attraction of the centre.
The Convention Centre has 640 strength car parking facility and 92 open parking and 15 bus parking facilities. It may be recalled that the Mamata Banerjee-led government had urged Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) officials to set up a Convention Centre which will be a pride of the state. Accordingly, plans were taken and L&T was entrusted to build the centre.