Kolkata: The State Government has taken up a project for the redevelopment of the Milan Mela fairground at a cost of Rs 200 crore. Milan Mela is Bengal’s premier spot for holding all types of fairs.
The work would be done by the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, which is responsible for the upkeep of the space. It would take around 18 months for the work to complete.
According to the new design conceived, Milan Mela would have six auditoriums, of which two would be very large, being able to hold 2,000 to 2,500 people. There will be four conference halls, an open-air auditorium, two indoor exhibition halls, one open-space exhibition hall, an administrative building, a food park and cafeteria.
Currently the Milan Mela campus is spread over 25 acres. There is a further 5-acre space outside it. These two are going to be combined to redevelop Milan Mela.
After the highly successful hosting of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Kolkata is increasingly being seen as a capable and attractive venue for hosting national-level and international meetings and conferences, and major sporting tournaments. The redeveloped Milan Mela is going to be a major addition to that capability.