Designed by architectural firm DFI, which also lent its expertise to ITO skywalk in Delhi, the skywalk will relocate over 200 shops that are currently operating on the Rani Rashmoni Road.
The Dakshineswar Skywalk in Kolkata is 380 meters long and 10.5 meters wide. It connects the Dakshineswar railway station to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
The skywalk creates a connection between the traffic rotary and the entrance gates of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple compound with a provision for 14 escalators, four elevators and eight staircases to allow devotees and users to embark and disembark.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee, will inaugurate this architectural wonder today. Though the start of the project faced difficulties but as it is said, all’s well that ends well!