The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is converting a two-acre plot in New Town, which was earlier a garbage and plastic dump yard, into a Prof Shonku theme park that will have a children’s zone, meditation zone, cafeteria and Prof Shanku memorabilia.
The authorities plan to inaugurate the park on May 1, on the eve of Satyajit Ray’s 100th birth anniversary on May 2 if the engineering and other finishing works could be completed.
Officials said that it would be a unique park in name of Professor Shonku, the popular fictional character created by Satyajit Ray, which is being set up in Action Area II at the back side of City Centre II mall. The authorities have already set up a Sonar Kella theme park in Action Area I that was inaugurated earlier. “There are a number of theme parks in the state on Feluda but this would be the first of its kind on Professor Shonku. The plot was unused for a long time and had turned into a garbage dump yard as the authorities were receiving complaints from residents living in nearby high-rises,” said an official.
You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultNKDA is also on the process to set up a theme park on ‘Apur Sansar’ in honour of late actor Soumitra Chatterjee.
Source: Times of India