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Rajarhat New Town an Urban Perspective: A Case Study of Urbanization, West Bengal, India

( Volume 3 Issue 5,May 2017 ) OPEN ACCESS

Amar Biswas, Dr. Omveer Singh


New Town Rajarhat is a planned city of West Bengal near Kolkata. It’s also called fast growing planned satellite city in West Bengal. This city is situated in mainly North 24 Parganas, partly South 24 Parganas and eastern side of Salt Lake city. Mainly two types of inhabitants are living here. One type of them who are living from their birth and growing to adjust with the environment which has changed by Government policy and land use patterns. Other type of inhabitants who have come from outside to take land plot or flat for living. They have chosen this area for good services and facilities provided by Govt. So Rajarhat New Town belongs to various stages which are based on the occupational structure of total inhabitants in this area. Surveying, collecting data (primary and Secondary) and information it infer that there are maximum facilities and services which are provided by this type of modern city. Different types of land uses are seen here but it’s separated from different area wise. Some of the most important facilities are modern educational institute, IT industry, different cultural centres, modern super speciality hospitals, planned road construction, under construction metro railways, different types of head office, eco-park, Museum of modern art, shopping mall, star category hotels etc. Yet this substantive and original contribution to the study of Rajarhat New Town Municipality critically analysis the Strength and weakness of the Indian urban system and provides new insight into contemporary urban problems. For critical explanation, have been collected different data and sample-survey from old inhabitants who are suffering from this changing environment controlled by Govt. policy, private companies and organizations. It is accepted that Rajarhat New Town is very important planned city in this time after Salt Lake city in West Bengal.  

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