A new aquatic garden is set to open in Kolkata, and it will cater to the city’s diverse marine life, from the marine bluefin tuna to the endangered freshwater crocodiles.
The park, known as the Konikar Gardens, will be built on the shore of the Kolkati River.
The gardens will feature two-meter high gardens that will accommodate up to 40 species of fish.
It is hoped the aquatic gardens will encourage more people to fish, as there are currently no marine parks in the city.
Kolkata has one of the most polluted rivers in the country.
The Kolkatieran, which flows through the city, has a catchment area of about 30 million people.
In September last year, the Indian government announced it was removing fish stocks from the river and making it a marine protected area.
The river has been polluted with fish stocks for decades, with the city having lost about 2,000 tonnes of fish each year.