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Balurghat to get amusement park soon

Statesman News Service | Balurghat |

Here’s good news for people living in South Dinajpur. If all goes as planned, Balurghat town will soon get an amusement park. The South Dinajpur district administration has started renovation work of the Atryee Kahari, also known as Dangakahri, the site for the proposed amusement park in the district.

The North Bengal Development Department has sanctioned a fund of Rs 2,86,000000 for the construction of the same, it is learnt. Work will probably begin in the month of September or October, for which the tender work has also been started. The initiative is a part of the beautification project of Balurghat town, it is learnt.

According to sources, coffee shop, boating, seating facility, and a park for kids will be build at the Atryee Kahari.

“There are two parts of the Khari. A large area in both sides of the Khari has been occupied by the public. The municipality never took any initiative to renovate the Khari, which is five kilometers, and it is directly connected with the Atryee River, which is mainly used as the drainage system of the municipality. The whole area will now be renovated into an amusement park,” sources said.

“A large area of the Khari has been occupied by traders and they have even constructed buildings inside the Khari area. People living on both the sides of the Khari use the area as their dumping grounds. Thanks to the district administration for their initiative to renovate it. This move will enhance the beauty of Balurghat,” said a social worker and teacher, Tuhinsuvhra Mandal.

The Additional District magistrate, Mrinmoy Biswas, said, renovation work will start from September and will be completed as quickly as possible. “The project will change Balurghat. The NBDD has passed the project and the tender process is going on,” he confirmed.