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CM interacts with students at Kurseong

Kurseong: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee undertook a 16 km walk from Kurseong to Mahanadi and back on Wednesday, interacting with the public and exchanging greetings. She is on a visit of the Darjeeling district and had arrived at Kurseong on Tuesday evening. She is staying at the Circuit House in Kurseong.

On reaching the Mahanadi Darjeeling Himalayan Railway station, Banerjee had a conversation with the Railway officials. She exchanged ideas on how to make best use of the space for public utility and beautification.

"A small park for children next to the station where there is a discarded railway siding would further enhance the beauty, as well as draw tourists," suggested the Chief Minister to the Railway officer in-charge.

After the administrative meeting in Kurseong, she visited the second campus of Presidency University, being built in the Dow Hill area of Kurseong and scheduled to be operational by mid 2020.

The Chief Minister inquired about the progress of the construction. She was told that the administrative building and the teachers' residences were nearing completion. The main wing would be completed by mid 2020.

Banerjee then visited the famous Dow Hill Girls' School, which is celebrating its 140th year and interacted with the teachers and students. The teachers requested the Chief Minister for upgradation of the school to higher secondary.

Banerjee immediately called up state Higher Education minister Partha Chatterjee. After a brief conversation, the Chief Minister assured the teachers that the process for upgradation will be taken up immediately.

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