A new architectural splendor is going to soon grace Kolkata. ‘Kolkata Gate,’ as it will be known, is to come up at the third rotary traffic island, near Rabindra Tirtha and Hidco Bhavan in Rajarhat-New Town.
The design has already been finalised. A committee headed by the well-known architect, Dulal Mukherjee, selected the design sent by the Pune-based architecture firm, M/s Vector Designs, from among the entries invited through online and newspaper advertisements.
The gate will have four masts: actually two huge arches criss-crossing each other at the top, the four legs of the two arches forming the two pillars. Hanging from these arches would be a circular lounge, accessible through lifts encased within a tower on one side of the lounge. The lounge would offer visitors a majestic view of the City of Joy.
Furthermore, hanging from this circular lounge, in the middle, would be the logo of Biswa Bangla, and on the top of the lounge, in the front, a ‘Welcome to Kolkata’ sign would greet travellers.
The Government of West Bengal agency, HIDCO, is going to finance the project.
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