Insights Into Neighbourhood
The New Town is one of the India's fastest-growing planned new cities. Located in North 24 Parganas district of the Indian state of West Bengal, it bears close proximity to the capital city of Kolkata and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The cityscape of Rajarhat is modernistic and futuristic with high rise apartments and sprawling IT Parks. With many IT majors like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, IBM, Genpact, Capgemini, Tech Mahindra, Ericsson, Accenture, Phillips, HCL Technologies, having set-up their development centers here, it is known for the Information Technology centers of India. The place is well connected to its adjoining areas via VIP Road and Rajarhat Road. VIP Road, (officially Kazi Nazrul Islam Sarani), is a major thoroughfare that connects the New Town with the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and Rajarhat Road is the arterial road that connects all the important places with the locality. Also, the New Town will get a second vital road that will connect Kolkata airport with Basanti Road, passing through the Central Business District (CBD) and IT hub of New Town. To boost the connectivity, the Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) has cleared the proposed metro alignment from Salt Lake to airport via Rajarhat. This crisscrossing metro will drastically improve connectivity in the city and immensely help passengers by enabling them commute in several directions. They could head for Howrah taking the East-West Metro or to New Garia by the proposed metro.