Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New roads to connect North Bengal with #Bangladesh, #Bhutan and #Nepal

The West Bengal Cabinet approved a project worth Rs 1,377 crore for developing roads connecting countries with which the state shares international borders, state Parliamentary Affairs and Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

Briefing on the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, Mr Chatterjee said the decision was taken in view of widening and developing of roads connecting Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, which are adjacent to the state to boost industry, tourism and employment generation in the region.

"The work of this project will start soon and completed at the earliest possible with development of two major roads - Jaigaon to Changrabandha (107 km) and Fulbari to Panitanki (43 km) under the direct supervision of state PWD," Mr Chatterjee said.

Describing the project as a major one, North Bengal Development minister Mr Goutam Deb, who was also present in the meeting, said it would change the scenario of the entire region, especially in North Bengal.