Tag: Kolkata

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WB to form QRTs in all the districts for disaster management

West Bengal State Disaster Management and Civil Defence Department will set up Quick Response Teams (QRT) for each district of WB, including capital Kolkata. The primary reason for establishing QRT is to ensure better assistance to people during emergency situations hence providing better disaster management. The QRTs will function under the respective District Disaster Management […]

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Hyderabad tops the JLLs 2018 Global City Momentum Index

Hyderabad has secured the first position in the short-term momentum ranking of JLLs annual global report titled City Momentum Index (CMI) 2018. A? The report ranked Hyderabad (1st), Bengaluru (2nd), Pune (4th), Kolkata (5th) and Delhi (8th) in the top 10 cities out of the 30 top global short-term growth cities. Chennai (14th) and Mumbai […]

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Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus begins service from Kolkata

A Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was recently flagged off from Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his counterpart from Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee jointly initiated the ceremony from Hyderabad House in New Delhi. This is a part of several initiatives being taken to strengthen bilateral relations and provide better […]

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New Town in Kolkata to get organic market

The first government-run market for organic products in Kolkata is set to come up on an 18-cottah plot in New Town. The plot, which is located beside the Major Arterial road, has been allotted by the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) to the agricultural marketing department for setting up the market. The plot has been […]

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22nd Indian Plumbing Conference to be held in Kolkata

22nd Indian Plumbing Conference (IPC) will be held in Milan Mela in Kolkata, on November 25 and 26, 2016. It will be attended by all stakeholders in the construction industry developers, architects, consultants, contractors, manufacturers, dealers and end users. Indian Plumbing Conference is the national conference of plumbing fraternity organised by the Indian Plumbing Association […]

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Water ATMs installed in Kolkata

Water ATMs, a coin-operated machine that sells a litre of clean drinking water for two rupees, has been installed in Kolkata. The water ATM is part of a pilot for a government project to put up such ATMs in rural areas. The water ATM has been installed at Ekdalia Park in South Kolkata. In summer […]

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Water ATMs introduced in Kolkata

Water ATM has been introduced in Kolkata. The coin-operated machine that sells a litre of clean drinking water for two rupees is cheaper than whats available in the markets. The water ATM is a pilot for a government project to put up such ATMs in rural areas where drinking water is scarce. Source: NDTV

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Kolkata makes UAA optional for property tax

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has now made Unit Area Assessment System (UAA) optional while calculating the property tax. This decision was revealed by the Mayor of the city in his budget. Source: Magicbricks Now

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Trams get renovated to commemorate Kolkata’s colonial-era heritage

Ten trams in Kolkata were renovated into mini-auditoriums for films, theatre and music as part of Tram Tales initiative, a unique two-day event. Various media like films, videos, music, art, photography, games, food and even adda, were used to celebrate the nostalgia of trams as a symbol of Kolkata’s rich colonial-era heritage. The 10 non-working […]

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Heritage Ganga cruise sets sail from Kolkata

A heritage trip down the Ganga set sailed from Kolkata with Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee flagging off the Ganges Voyager-II cruise at Shalboni. The cruise, which was a highlight at the Global Business Summit, navigated its way from Kolkata to Murshidabad, stopping at historical spots dotting the banks. The Ganges Voyager-II, […]

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