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On 19th July, 2011, Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, on her way from the airport, got down near the water body by the side of New Town M.A.R and the idea was born.

With her vision of sustainable development, the 480 acres of land containing and surrounding the water body was declared to be converted into an ecological garden – the first of its kind in the Eastern region of India.

Subsequently, WBHIDCO initiated the process of developing this new dream called the ‘Eco Park.

This Eco Tourism Park was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Smt Mamata Banerjee on 29th December, 2012. Since 1st January, 2013, the Eco Park has been opened for visitors. The park remains closed on all Mondays for maintenance.

Why have an Eco-Park at New Town?

The vision for the new Eco-Park at New Town embraces a holistic and systematic approach to sustainability that seeks to create a balance between ecological regeneration, resource conservation, and optimization with the need to create a recreational urban open space.

This approach offers an additional benefit as compared to traditional models for developing parks and urban open spaces – the chance to create a “living classroom” about nature’s service. People can come here to relax or rejuvenate, socialize or seek solitude, and learn first-hand how the region's flora and fauna benefit their city, as the wetlands filter water and the plants filter air. It provides a perfect work-life balance.

Project Overview

New Town Kolkata is a rapidly developing planned city on the eastern fringes of Kolkata. The master plan for the New Town provides for a large number of open spaces and parks across the city, ranging from small neighborhood parks to large city and regional level green spaces.

The master plan for the Eco-Park was commissioned by the West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) has been prepared by Bengal Urban Infrastructure Development Limited (BUIDL) and Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates (PSDA), an architecture and urban design studio.

Eco Park Office

All of the tourist attractions of Eco Park are well supervised from the Eco Park Office. It has a control room with a well displayed CCTVs in Eco Park, along with a central public address system and an accounts office.

Phone - 9433766891

Fax - 27064010

Mail id - curator.ecopark@wbhidco.in

Location - Near Banglar Gram, Gate No. 2