Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Kurseong set to get IT Hub at a cost of Rs 48 cr in next 2 yrs


Kurseong is set to get an IT Hub at a cost of Rs. 48 crore. The IT hub is being built by WEBEL, the nodal agency of Department of Informatio­n Technology and Electronic­s, Government of West Bengal along with the GTA. Aimed at providing opportunit­ies for entreprene­urs of North Bengal, the project is scheduled to be completed within two years. The foundation stone of the project was laid by GTA Chief Executive Anit Thapa on Tuesday. A 200-bed hospital is also in the pipeline for Kurseong.

The IT Hub is coming up in the existing incomplete multilevel parking building near the Kurseong Polytechni­c College. The IT park will have an approximat­e 1.5 lac sq ft floor area with 30 Plug and Play

modules over 35618 sq ft and 30 Non-plug and play modules over 24287 sq ft. 5940 sq ft area will be used for Food and beverage commercial use and 19369 sq ft for commercial use. The IT hub will also boast of car parking facility, rooftop Futsal ground and badminton court along with a rooftop theater.

“The IT hub will present itself as a huge opportunit­y for entreprene­urs of North Bengal and will also open up a gateway for neighbouri­ng countries, including Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan,” stated Soumya Purkait, Principal Secretary, GTA. “We have to vote based on performanc­e henceforth.

Till now we have been voting only on Gorkhaland songs. It has brought us to the brink of destructio­n. This time we will have to vote for the party that helps us and not on mere assurances. We will have our own Gorkha candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituen­cy. However, not caring much for the symbol we have to vote for those who will help us,” stated Anit Thapa, addressing the gathering. He stated that the 100-bedded Kurseong hospital will be upgraded and shifted to a location below the Kurseong

tourist lodge. The new 200-bed hospital will boast of all modern facilities. The existing hospital in the middle of the town will be converted into a multilevel parking space.

Thapa stated that the GTA and state government are also working on a Rs 100 crore drinking water project for Kurseong.

Already two reservoirs, one at Downhill at Rs 26 crore and the other at Sepoydhura at Rs 36 crore have been sanctioned,” stated Thapa thanking the state government.

 ?? ?? Anit Thapa at the foundation stone laying ceremony in Kurseong on Tuesday
Anit Thapa at the foundation stone laying ceremony in Kurseong on Tuesday

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