Dakshineswar Temple skywalk gets finishing touches, CM to inaugurate soon
Kolkata: The skywalk at Dakshineswar Temple is going to be completed by the forthcoming Bengali New Year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be inaugurating the skywalk in the same month.
Finishing touches are being given to the skywalk, which will ensure easy connectivity for devotees to the temple premises. It may be mentioned that the project has been implemented by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority at a cost of Rs 65 crore. With the construction of the 10.5 metre long skywalk, traffic congestion in and around the temple premises will be a matter of the past. At the same time, the state government has taken up a project to ensure overall development of the area around Tarakeswar Temple in Hooghly.
A project has been taken up to ensure better sewerage system in the area and it will be developed at a cost of Rs 74 crore, to ensure that waterlogging in the area during monsoon becomes a matter of the past.
Steps have also been taken to introduce a system to keep the pond (dudh pukur) adjacent to the Tarakeswar Temple clean. The system that will be introduced is in use at Golden Temple.
Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister and chairman of the Tarakeswar Development Board, said: "Major steps have been taken to ensure overall development of the area and it will take around 2 years to complete the projects."
LED lights will be installed in all the roads in the area and a night shelter will also be constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore for pavement dwellers. A multi-level car parking will also be constructed and an auditorium with a capacity to accommodate 1,000 people at a time, will also be constructed in the area. All the projects will come up at a cumulative cost of Rs 200 crore.