Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to announce the bifurcation of West Midnapore and Burdwan into the much-awaited two more districts during her five-day long tour to South Bengal starting on Monday.
Jhargram district will be carved out of West Midnapore and it will be announced as the 22nd district of the state on April 4.
Further, Burdwan district will be bifurcated into Burdwan East and Burdwan West. Burdwan will be the 23rd district that will start functioning as a new district on April 7 in the presence of the Chief Minister.
Banerjee's tour to South Bengal district will start on Monday with the administrative review meeting of West Midnapore district. The meeting will be held at Kharagpur. In the meeting, the Chief Minister is expected to take stock of different ongoing projects from the district authorities.
She will also be preparing a roadmap to help administrative officials complete all the projects on time.
After the administrative review meeting in West Midnapore, Banerjee will be present in the programme on Tuesday when Jhargram will start functioning as a new district.
The people of Jhargarm had been waiting eagerly for the day when the Chief Minister would be visiting the place to announce the formation of the new district.
Thus, Jhargram wore a festive look with only a day left before the announcement of the 22nd district of Bengal.
Policemen and administrative officials are busy in completing the preparation for the programme. Security has been beefed up at the venue with dog and bomb squads already frisking the area. A large contingent of police have also been posted to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the Chief Minister's visit.
Banerjee will be holding the administrative review meeting of Purulia and Bankura districts respectively on April 5 and 6.
According to some officials, besides all the crucial issues, matters like adequate supply of water in these two districts during summer may be discussed in the meeting.
From Bankura, she will be going to Asansol to attend the programme from where another new district will be announced.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister will also inaugurate projects including Misti Tirtha during her visit to Burdwan. She will also be laying foundation stones of many other projects.