The satellite township New Town was awarded the Gold Certification, on September 12, 2018, for its master plan and design, under the Green Cities Rating of CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a top West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBHIDCO) official said. “This indeed is a major leap in the government’s mission, to build a greener and a healthier state,” said Debashis Sen, CMD of WBHIDCO, who was handed over a plaque and certificate at an award ceremony, held at the HIDCO premises.
“New Town is India’s first green-rated satellite city and is a unique blend of ancient architectural practices and modern technological innovations,” Sen said.
The satellite township has already become a much sought-after city for many national and international companies, keen to enhance the quality of life of its employees and explore new growth opportunities, he added. Sushil Mohta, co-chair, IGBC Kolkata Chapter and chair, Core Group on Real Estate Infrastructure Subcommittee, CII Eastern Region, said, “New Town will be home to some of the finest, innovative and futuristic green building concepts and technologies, worth emulating by other cities across the globe.”