KMC To Renovate Kalighat Temple Area


Kolkata: The precincts of Kalighat Temple, one of the major important pilgrimage, is going to be renovated. Based on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s instructions, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will be undertaking this work soon. KMC will keep in mind the basic structure of the heritage temple, which will remain unchanged while the renovation work is carried out.

This was decided during a meeting held recently at Nabanna. At a press conference following the meeting, the Chief Minister said, “KMC has been asked to present detailed project reports on various aspects of the renovation work to the State Government by August 31. After that, further meetings would be held to finalise the work”.

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The proposed improvements include widening of the entry and exit roads to the temple and the building of multiple entry gates. The shops around the temple would also be given a new look. The KMC project reports for the renovation would take into account the work carried out at the Dakshineswar Temple by the State Government.

A lot of tourists and pilgrims from the country and abroad visit the Kalighat Temple, especially on Puja days and festivals. Hence, the State Government’s decision for an elaborate revamp the temple premises.

Source: All India Trinamool Congress