Shriram Grand City : envisioned as Kolkata’s Sister City

M-Murali,Managing Director,Shriram-Properties

Shriram Properties, the property development arm of the Rs. 90,000 crore financial giant Shriram Group, today announced its plans for the upcoming township project Shriram Grand City (SCG) in Kolkata.  Amongst its grand plans for Kolkata’s Sister City,Shriram Group also confirmed their first partnership for SGC, announcing a strategic tie –up with Sri Sri Academy, to establish their second campus in Kolkata at SGC

Spanning across 314 acres Shriram Grand City is a mega-city, designed along the lines of international towns that bring an upscale urban lifestyle in a model city, for the first time to Kolkata. SGC offers 33 million sq. ft. of residential, commercial and entertainment avenues, along with healthcare, retail and educational facilities. The township covers well-planned social infrastructure such as a 100 bed multi-specialty hospital providing facilities and services round the clock spread across 1 million sq ft area and fine education for children at par with international standards housing world class schools and universities covering 7 acres, sports academy, a grand 28 km water front  and dedicated zones for residential, commercial and recreational areas, as well abundant shopping avenues  neighbourhood bazaar to take care of your daily needs along with a sprawling shopping mall housing top-brands. With a legacy of building quality properties with high standards, Shriram has created yet another benchmark with its latest project. 

Shriram Properties currently has residential and commercial projects in Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Vizag and Kolkata. The company has ambitious growth plans across the country and Grand City will be one of the biggest projects undertaken.

Sharing his vision for Shriram Grand City, Mr. M Murali, Managing Director, Shriram Properties, said, It gives me great pleasure to introduce Shriram Grand City, situated where the iconic Hind Motor factory started back in 1948. Kolkata has seen immense growth over the last decade and this growth has now spread across its periphery. However the reason we chose Uttarpara was to offer our customers a lifestyle that extends beyond the busy bylanes of Kolkata. Our vision goes beyond just building a township. We want to give the people a better quality of life and broaden their horizons by providing multiple opportunities for social, physical and economic growth.”

Mr. Murali further added, “A project of this scale and magnitude is the first of its kind that is being introduced to the city of Kolkata. Shriram Grand City would have a large bustling commercial hub spread over 2 million sqft that would employ around 1.5 lakh people, providing a host of economic opportunities for commercial growth and success.”

With development of the SGC taking place at a rapid rate, the confirmation of the Sri Sri Academy further cements Shriram Properties commitment to the project. Sri Sri Academy is a part of the Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir Trust, the education wing of The Art of Living Foundation that has around 100 educational institutions across India. SSRVM schools enable the students to broaden their vision and deepen their roots by appreciating the cultural heritage of their own country and honour those of other Nations as well.  The campus located in SGC will be the second one in Kolkata, with the other being located at the heart of the city at New Alipore road. In the last few years the school has added various feathers in its cap, a few being amongst India’s Top 3 Community Outreach School in the Education World Grand Jury Awards 2016, the Best Upcoming School Award 2016, Best School for Co-Curricular Activities 2017 by the Gurukul Awards and International School Awards.

Sharing his blessings for the occasion, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji said“As we are moving towards development, our cities are growing. We need more smart cities and satellite cities. I am happy that one such satellite city, The Shriram Grand City, is coming to Kolkata. It would help ease the life of millions of people in and around Howrah & Kolkata. The Grand City from Shriram properties will also have the most sought after school of Kolkata- The Sri Sri Academy, where your children can get value-based education and they can excel in talents. I congratulate the promoters of this city and my blessings to all the people of West Bengal.”

Commenting of the tie- up Mr. M Murali, said“Sri Sri Academy has steadily built itself up to be one of the most prestigious schools across the country. We are very excited with this partnership as this further confirms our intentions to make this one of the most sought after townships in Kolkata.”

Speaking on the partnership, Mrs. Bharati Ganguly, Board Member, Sri Sri Academy, Kolkata, said, “We are pleased to partner with Shriram Properties and look forward to opening our second campus in Kolkata at the prestigious Shriram Grand City. The school will be operational from next academic year onward.”