Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Calcutta's Periphery: Photo 4
Another solution to congestion is to move east to the satellite city of Bidhan Nagar, named for Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray, a Chief Minister of West Bengal. The 15-square-kilometer site is artificial, reclaimed from salt lakes filled by 1962. Commonly called Salt Lake, the town opened in sectors, at first residential but then industrial. Many government offices and business enterprises have moved here, where gridded blocks are arranged in a diamond shape around a central park. Here, residential flats.
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