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Kolkata becomes first city in south Asia to be part of C40 cities

In a first for South Asia, Kolkata has become part of a worldwide network of C40 cities which collectively work on addressing urban sustainability challenges. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the West Bengal government and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which has over 80 cities as members including New York, London, […]

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Kolkata becomes first city in South Asia to be part of C40 cities

In a first for South Asia, Kolkata has become part of a worldwide network of C40 cities which collectively work on addressing urban sustainability challenges. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the West Bengal government and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, which has over 80 cities as members including New York, London, […]

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Solar power plant at the Kolkata Airport to reduce CO2 emissions

The rooftop solar power plant at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata with a capacity of 2 MWp capacity, is expected to reduce 2,036.90 MT of Carbon di-Oxide (CO2) emissions per year. The project of setting up the grid connected to solar rooftop plant under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was […]

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West Bengal launches 200 water ATMs

The city of Kolkata and its suburbs would soon have as many as 200 ‘water ATMs’ or water vending machines installed, starting this Durga Puja. The initiative is part of the state government’s ‘Pran Dhara’ packaged drinking water project. Panchayat and Public Health Engineering Department Minister Subrata Mukherjee inaugurated the first drinking ATM in the […]

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UNESCO: Public participation to protect Hooghlys heritage

UNESCO officials pointed out that the heritage buildings and neighbourhoods of Kolkata can survive only if the process of regeneration pays for itself. UNESCOs opinion came from a two-day workshop organised by in association with state Information and Cultural Department and Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation, on the heritage based development of the Hooghly riverfront. […]

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Dr Mahesh Sharma inspects Victoria Memorial and Asiatic Society

The Minister of State for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, visited the Victoria Memorial Hall and Asiatic Society in Kolkata during his day long visit to the city. On visiting the Victoria Memorial, an institution of 94 years, the Minister took a round to have a glimpse of the 28,394 objects, including […]

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Kolkata’s tallest residential complex Atmosphere nears completion

The high-rise residential complex Atmosphere is nearing its completion in Kolkata, India. It is located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and is bordered by wetlands. The 80 unit-tower signifies a new housing typology for the city. The units of Atmosphere are equivalent in size to large bungalows, and can accommodate multigenerational families. These homes have […]

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India to launch a satellite by 2019 to predict earthquake

Scientists, Geophysicists, and Seismologists of 27 countries are working under Indias leadership on an ambitious project to develop an early warning system for earthquakes to predict them some seconds before they occur. This was stated by the Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Government of India Shailesh Nayak at a summit on Combating Earthquake Disasters […]

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Ropeway in Kolkata to clear traffic congestion

Kolkata may get Curvo, the world’s first non-linear aerial ropeway for second tier urban commutation. The two areas, Sealdah to BBD Bagh area and from Howrah to the new state secretariat at Nabanna and is expected to be in service within 18-24 months. “It was a dream to provide a pollution-free and traffic-free mode of […]

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Rajarhat New Town to be developed as a Smart City

The state government has shared a concept plan to develop Rajarhat New Town, Kolkata into a smart green city with the Union Urban Development Ministry. The plan has been prepared by the National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG). Debashis Sen, State Urban Development Secretary and Managing Director of HIDCO said, “We have submitted the New […]

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