Case Studies

1. NEW TOWN: CONTAINERIZED TOILET

In a bid to smartly address the issue of sanitation and public health, while upholding the significance of sustainability and recycling, New Town is all set to unveil in phases 9 containerized toilets, which are cargo containers recycled into toilet facilities. This initiative is an innovative extension of the city authorities’ constant effort towards achieving a hygienic and smart public sanitation system in New Town Kolkata.

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2. NEW TOWN: CONTAINERIZED CAFE

One of the upcoming additions to New Town’s smart innovations, is containerized café, which is an eatery being built out of a shipment container! Provision of hygienic food is one of the basic preconditions to ease-of-living. The very idea of containerized café in New Town hinges on the provision of economically affordable, attractive and hygienic food amenities in public places within the city, while taking into account the urgent need for creating employment opportunities for local informal street vendors.

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3. NEW TOWN : SMART CYCLE STAND

Recognizing the potential for non-motorized transport within the city, New Town foresees increase in use of cycles as a means for short-distance travels in the coming days. Hence, much to the convenience of cyclists, New Town is all set to have a smart cycle stand adjacent to DLF subway in Action Area IA for safe docking of cycles, while endorsing non-motorized transport in the smartest way

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4. NEW TOWN: COMMUNITY CENTRE

"Community centres play a vital role in bringing people together by providing the platform/space where they can come together for various social gatherings, celebrations, and other community activities. Two community centres are being built in Action Areas IC and IIB, making it convenient for the residents of New Town to use these for social and community purposes. The community centres are envisioned to be wi-fi enabled, with provision for barrier-free access for people with disability, stretcher-friendly lifts, waste segregation mechanism, and CCTV surveillance for security purpose.

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5. NEW TOWN : BARRIER FREE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY AND CYCLING TRACK

"Developing smart urban infrastructure is one of the focus areas for New Town Kolkata. One of its infrastructural interventions is construction of 14.5-kilometre barrier-free pedestrian way, along with cycling track, on Major Arterial Road. Barrier-free pedestrian walkway makes walking and crossing roads extremely convenient for pedestrians, especially the elderly and specially-abled ones, while cycle track endorses the use of non-motorized transport, which upholds the city's commitment to environment

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6. NEW TOWN : CO-WORKING SPACES

To cater to emerging businesses, startups and freelance professionals, shared workplace and living quarters combining office spaces such as business centres or serviced offices, co-working spaces, incubation spaces and even virtual offices with communal living / co-living arrangement is being developed in New Town Kolkata.

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7. NEW TOWN : CCTV SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

To ensure citizens' safety and security, New Town Kolkata is setting up city-wide CCTV system by installing CCTV cameras across various locations of the township and leveraging technologies such as Video Analytic System and an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system for optimized utilization of the CCTV system.

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8. NEW TOWN: SMART SENSORY PARK

New Town is introducing a smart sensory park on a 2.5 acre land parcel in Action Area 2. Conceptualized as a part of the township's green recreational belt, the sensory park is meant for children including differently abled ones. It is New Town's significant statement about the society’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and a child’s as well as adult’s right to play.

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9. NEW TOWN: EMBANKMENT STRENGTHENING AND WATER QUALITY MONITORING FOR ECO PARK

Eco park houses a 100-acre waterbody, and significantly contributes to the ecological balance of the township and reinforces its commitment to large open spaces and waterbodies. New Town authorties have undertaken conservation of this water body, in order to strengthen its embankment, enable water quality and level monitoring, and protect the aquatic flora and fauna, thereby contributing to the city's overall sustainability.

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10. NEW TOWN: CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH CLOUD CONNECTED SYSTEMS

New Town has undertaken a project to execute its citizen communication strategy through multiple means including, indoor and outdoor LED walls and transparent OLED displays at strategic locations across the city, like the Major Arterial Road, HIDCO Bhaban, Eco Park, etc. These LED walls and displays will be centrally operated and controlled through a cloud-connected system, which will be installed at HIDCO Bhaban.

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