Green sculptures to rope in tourists at Eco Park

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Eco Park in Kolkata
Eco Park in Kolkata

Green sculptures to rope in tourists at Eco Park

Green sculptures to rope in tourists at Eco Park

This monsoon, the Eco Park in New Town will get a new attraction in the form of ‘green sculpture’.

The sculpture, contrary to its name, will not be green in colour, but will be aimed at conveying the message of living in harmony with nature and the environment.

West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) – the nodal agency for development in New Town – has decided to decorate Eco Park, which has become the city’s hottest tourist destination, by installing green statues. An area of about 875 square feet, on the grass bed of the park, has been demarcated for the installation.

Eco Park itself is home to different statues made of fiber and iron. The Mask Garden here is one of the most popular places to visit. The New Town street, alongside the Biswa Bangla Sarani, has been decked with several sculptures – a huge white owl, Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Dandi march – which are a major attraction to onlookers.