Kolkata: Kolkata may soon get one of the largest indoor sports arenas of the country with a capacity to accommodate upto 15,400 people at one time.
The proposed indoor stadium’s capacity will be 15,400. The capacity of the city’s Netaji Indoor stadium is 12,000.
Keeping in mind West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Green City Project, the proposed stadium will have solar power and will come up on ten acres of land near the Deer Park in Eco Park. The facility will have lawn tennis, ‘khokho khokho’, ‘kabaddi’, badminton, basket ball and table tennis courts.
The project is in the planning stage. A design has been prepared as per instructions of the Chief Minister. The HIDCO board has passed the design during its recently held meeting and now the design will be forwarded to the state government for approval..
The stadium will have four entrances for vehicles and four entrances for pedestrians with lifts to carry players and VIPs. There will also be two gymnasiums and changing rooms for players, Sen said adding, the area under the stadium will be rented out to various offices for commercial purpose aimed at generating revenue.
New Town will also get a state-of-the-art Biswa Bangla Convention Centre. Construction work has already started with a completion target of March 2017 and HIDCO officials claimed the centre will be the largest convention centre in eastern India.
The convention centre, as per our information, will be the largest convention centre of its kind in the country, with the main single conference hall having a capacity to accommodate 3,000 people.
The focus is to create a global network and promote conference tourism in the state. The centre will be more like the convention centres at Hanover and Dusseldorf in Germany. The expositions and conferences that will be held in the centre will generate revenue for the state. The convention centre will have two auditoriums, six banquet rooms, seminar rooms, exhibition area, various types of restaurants, swimming pool, library, board rooms, book shops and spa. The entire unit is spread across ten acres of land and is coming up near the HIDCO Bhawan.