Four ex-European colonies on poll dance | Kolkata News

Kolkata: When residents of “mini-Europe” in the heart of Bengal cast their vote on Saturday, their political representatives will have their task cut out: Working harder for the cultural and commercial revival of the vibrant past of these former European outposts.
Towns of Serampore, Chinsurah, Bandel and Chandernagore — all in Hooghly district — will be voting on Saturday. Residents of these former non-British colonies, have been asking their representatives to chalk out a holistic plan to preserve the art, culture and architecture in this region which is gradually decaying. A lot of work has been done but the residents feel the region’s potential as a tourist attraction is yet to be tapped properly.
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