To Woo Tourists, State To Restore 3 Heritage Buildings

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Kolkata: To revive the lost heritage of Bengal and to attract tourists, state government is taking initiative to restore three buildings with historic as well as international value.

Those buildings are Kolkata’s Duff College popularly known as Scottish Church College, Mahishadal Rajbari of East Midnapur and Dr Graham’s Home and Church of Kalimpong.

State government have allotted Rs four lakh for restoring the dilapidated Duff College, one of the oldest educational institutions of our city located at Kolkata’s Nimtala Ghat street.  For Mahishadal Rajbari, the government has allotted Rs 6 lakh. Tourists flock in to witness the grandeur of Rajbari during Rathyatra. And for restoration of Dr Graham’s House and its adjoining chapel, Kalimpomg where tourists visit all the year round, Nabanno has allotted Rs 6 lakh.

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State Public Works Department has already met experts for restoration purposes. A professor of Jadavpur University, a member of Heritage Commission and government officials has formed a committee for the purpose. Work of restoration would start soon.