Bankura: Bishnupur will become the first heritage city of West Bengal. Bishnupur is known for its terracotta temples and glorious past. Bishnupur town in West Bengal is now being planned as the state’s first heritage city.” Bishnupur is a very small place and not a planned town. We want to make it big by including its outskirts and developing it as West Bengal’s first planned heritage city,” Prabhakar Pal, additional director at West Bengal’s Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, said.
He said the Centre had recently accepted the state’s recommendation to declare Bishnupur as a heritage city. With support from the state’s tourism department and urban development ministry, they are planning a massive integrated project to develop infrastructure like improved road connectivity, museums, parks, hotels, etc.”We will seek funds for this from the 14th Finance Commission which will be used for conservation of heritage sites and infrastructure development,” the official said.