The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New year goodies

A lot of goodies are awaiting to brace Kolkata's evolving lifestyle. For example, South City Mall, the eagerly awaited destination mall will open gates on Bengali new year, so will the Silver Spring mall on EM Bypass and the one opposite Manicktala VIP Market which will house the country's largest Pantaloons store. South City Mall will have the second Fame multiplex whose official inauguration date is April 14. Kolkata's first IMAX screen alongwith a 3-screener will come up at Mani Square. INOX will also unveil its Jessore Rd plex and 89 Cinemas (Part of INOX kitty now, post an acquisition) will open at Hazra Rd.

On retail front besides the Pantaloons store there will be five more Big Bazaars taking the store count to 11. Spencer's is poised to set foot in the city and its city office has been doing the groundwork for quite some time. Reliance is also reported to open it's new chain. And Subhiksha (Re: The post "Organised retail scene.....") will start in a giant way.

Talking infrastructure front Kolkata will see some new flyovers including the long-awaited one at Dunlop. The AJC Bose Rd flyover will get two critical ramps at Sarat Bose Rd and AJC Bose Rd (Near Kala Mandir/ Mallick Bazar). Prince Anwar Shah Rd will have an EM Bypass connector.

Overall the city life looks more comfortable and high-class leisure more accessible in 2007.