Two budget hotels and a luxury hotel are coming up at Gajoldola renamed as Bhorer Alo by the Chief Minister in North Bengal. The luxury hotel will be constructed by the Sterling group.
The CM said the visitors would be able to see Kanchenjunga from there on a bright sunny day. There is Baikunthapur forest and Teesta River plus the Teesta barrage which are situated close by. During one of her trips to North Bengal she was fascinated by the scenic beauty of the area and wanted to develop it as a tourist spot.
“Nowhere in India can one see snow clad mountains, rivers and forests in the same place. So this will attract tourists here,“ she said. There will also be a nine-hole Golf Course and other facilities like Spa, State Finance minister Amit Mitra said.
The state government has given the Letter of Intent to the promoters of the hotels.
A truck terminal at Baidyabati in Hooghly at an estimated cost of Rs 5000 crore will also come up. It will be developed by the Kolkata Goods Transport Association and come up on 150 acres of land.
The association has purchased the land from the state government and Cabinet clearance has been given. A MoU was signed to set up the terminal between the association and the state transport department.
Once completed, it will reduce the traffic congestion in areas surrounding Burrabazar and Posta as the goods will be taken to the wholesale market by mini trucks. Sree Cement which has never invested in West Bengal in the past will invest Rs 500 crore to set up a cement factory.
HN Bangur owner of the group had said on Friday that he was very satisfied to see the infrastructure in Bengal and a MoU was signed on Saturday.
Bosh, a German Company which was started in Kolkata in 1922 also signed a MoU with the Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO).
HP, another big player will set up demonstration centres in New Town where people can get advice from doctors online. If the project is successful it will be replicated in other districts. A MoU was also signed in this regard.
Mahindra and Mahindra will set up its unit in Kharagpur for the first time in the state to provide skill development to the youth. Similarly, Maruti Suzuki will set up centres to give training to the youth.
The Chief Minister said that the state government would work to ensure that the MoUs that had been signed on Saturday were translated into action.
The credibility of the government was very important as it must give a positive message to the investors.
She iterated that the state government would do everything to iron out the problems faced by the investors.