Large map of Calcutta (Kolkata), India, Including the Metro Rail (Under Construction)
Fine example of this updated guide map of the city of Calcutta (Kolkata), pubished by Dipti Printing.
The map is significantly revised from the editions of the late 1940s and adds small neighborhood plans of Garden Reach, South Dum Dum, Baranagar, Salt Lake and Behala, along with a Metro Rail map of Kolkata.
The city's many colonial buildings, temples, churches, railways stations and palaces are shown.
The Index Showing Important Places amazingly labels 242 sites of interest, rendering the map's coverage to be exceedingly detailed, while at the same time keeping the image clean and uncluttered.
The first attempts to build a Metro Rail Line in Calcutta date back to the 1910s, but it was not until 1969 that the project began in earnest. The foundation stone of the project was laid by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, on December 20, 1972, and construction work started in 1973–74.