Wiki Explores Semaphore Towers - Phase I

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Wiki Explores Semaphore Tower, Phase I is a two day event to document Semaphore Towers in West Bengal. The objective of this event is to do photo and video documentation of semaphore towers in districts of Hooghly, Bankura and Purulia which have very little presence in Wikimedia commons. Semaphore Towers are a part of Optical Telegraph system during British rule in India and became defunct in 1828. The Kolkata - Chunar line was the longest and the towers are spread over a large area.


  1. Photograph and take videos including drone shot of Semaphore towers at Parbattichak, Goghat, Tantipukur jungle, Baitalkuli, Ramsagar, Onda, Chhatna Arrah, Paharpur, JoyChandi Pahar and Paharigora. Nearby heritage structures will be photo documented too.
  2. Upload media for the heritage structures Semaphore towers of Hooghly, Bankura and Purulia in Commons
  3. Create / Update items in Wikidata


  1. Amitabha Gupta (talk) 11:57, 3rd September 2022 (UTC)
  2. Biswas Dibyendu (talk)


  • 4th September 2022 (Sunday) - Depart from Kolkata by hired car for Paharpur, Purulia. On the way photograph and take video of as many as semaphore towers on the way. Night stay at Paharpur eco resort
  • 5th September 2022 (Monday) Take photograph and video of remaining towers and leave for Kolkata by car

Places to be covered[edit]

  1. ParbattichakYesY
  2. GoghatYesY
  3. BaitalkuliYesY
  4. Tantipukur jungleYesY
  5. RamsagarYesY (Drone shots not possible due to presence of High tension wire around)
  6. OndaYesY
  7. ChhatnaYesY
  8. ArrahYesY
  9. Paharpur (Palasara hillock near Talajuri)YesY
  10. Joychandi PaharYesY
  11. PaharigoraYesY

Financial Report[edit]

Date Particulars Details Amount (Rs) Remarks
04.09.2022 - 05.09.2022 Car Cost Raj Travels Services 12001.00 Bill Provided
Accommodation and food cost Paharpur Eco Resort, Purulia 5000.00 Bill Provided
Drone hire and operating charges Dibyendu Biswas 8000.00 Bill Provided