CM to unveil slew of projects in West Midnapore on Feb 11
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lay the foundation stones and inaugurate several projects including two bridges in West Midnapore on Thursday.
The construction of two bridges — Junglekanya Bridge and Lalgarh Setu — will help the local residents as they have to travel long distance to reach important places.
Lalgarh Setu, which has come up at the cost of Rs 51 crore, will connect Lalgarh and Jhargram block. Length of the bridge is around 650 metre with around 150-metre connecting roads on both ends. Now the residents of areas including Lalgarh, Jhitka and Bhadutala do not have to travel 20 kms to reach Jhargram.
Moreover, the bridge constructed by state irrigation department was scheduled to get completed by March 2016. But the department has managed to complete the construction work a month ahead and the bridge will get inaugurated by the Chief Minister on Thursday. Rajib Banerjee, state irrigation minister, visited the bridge on Tuesday for final inspection.
Banerjee will also inaugurate Junglekanya Bridge which was constructed by the Public Works Department.
Besides inaugurating the two bridges, Benerjee will lay foundation stones and inaugurate several other projects which include different development work that to be carried out by the irrigation department.
The projects for which the Chief Minister will lay the foundation stones worth more than Rs 200 crore. She will lay foundation stone of two projects of Murshidabad including Lalitpur. Embankment constructed at Harischandra block in Malda at a cost of Rs 7 crore will also be inaugurated.
After returning from West Midnapore, Trinamool Congress chief will hold meeting of party leaders at Netaji Indoor Stadium on February 12.
Meanwhile, on February 11 and 12, senior party leaders will also be campaigning in their respective areas about the development work that took place in the past four-and-half years. These two days were selected as it will be two days after Madhyamik examinations and before the Higher Secondary examinations when campaigning is possible. After the examination is over, the election procedure may get started.