November 20, 2018
Bangla Govt planning to construct a skywalk at Kalighat
The State Government is planning to construct a skywalk at Kalighat to decongest the temple area. The planning is on in full swing. The Kalighat skywalk, when complete, will facilitate the movement of devotees to the Kalighat Temple.
The project was announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while inaugurating the Dakshineswar skywalk. A team of engineers from Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) recently visited the temple premises for the purpose.
The skywalk would be 450 metres long, and would connect Kalighat metro station on SP Mukherjee Road to the Kalighat Temple. There will be escalator facilities for climbing up to the skywalk.
The State Government will be allocating Rs 125 crore for the construction of the skywalk.
Thousands of devotees visit the temple on a daily basis. During Kali Puja and the Bengali New Year, the footfall increases threefold.
Source: Millennium Post