The state government has set up three motels in the bordering areas of North 24-Parganas for the tourists coming from different parts of the state and country.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the three motels which she herself named as ‘Pather Davi’ during a programme at Haj Tower on January 28.
These motels have been constructed at Petrapol in Bongaon, Tetulia in Swarupnagar and Berachampa in Deganga at a budget of around Rs 3 crore each. These motels will provide wide range of facilities including dormitory. North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad and Public Works Department have carried out the project. A senior Zilla Parishad official said around 50-60 people can be accommodated at each motel.
Large number of tourists and people who visit our country from Bangladesh for treatment face serious problems as there is no proper lodge. A large number of tourists cross Petrapol border every day. After a hectic journey, they need a good accommodation in the nearby area of Petrapol border in Bongaon.
People, who used to come to West Bengal, had faced serious inconvenience as there was no proper lodge where people could spend a night. Thus the new initiative will immensely benefit all sections of society as people can book a room in a cheaper rate.
The other two motels have come up at Tetulia and Berachampa both are in Basirhat sub-division. People visiting various tourist places in Basirhat often face problems as there is no adequate number of lodges that can accommodate the visitors. The state government had taken initiatives to set up these motels in the two sub-divisions as people visiting these places need food and lodging. People who drive through the region can have good food and accommodation.
Narayan Goswami, Karmadhakshya, Purto Karya and Paribahan Sthayee Samity, North 24-Parganas Zilla Parisad said there will be wide range of facilities for the visitors in these motels. People can rent a room at the cost of Rs 10. The ranges of room rent vary from Rs 200 to Rs 2,000 per day depending on the facilities.
“Our Chief Minister has set an example how to do various development works, that too within a very short time,” Goswami said.