NEW DELHI, 3 August 2011 – The local government in Kolkata, once capital of British India, is to kick off plans Tuesday to transform the congested city into a “second London” replete with a London Eye ferris wheel.
Mamata Banerjee, the feisty newly elected chief minister of the state of West Bengal, made an election pledge to transform the dysfunctional and poverty-stricken Indian metropolis into a world class city.
“Kolkata was the second city of the British empire. Why can’t our Kolkata be a second London?” Banerjee told AFP ahead of the official ceremony launching the project later on Tuesday. Read more