Kolkata: In a bid to ensure overall development of the state, the Mamata Banerjee government has increased the expenditure for developing physical infrastructure "four-fold", since 2011.
This is the first time when the state has witnessed such a huge investment for development of infrastructure.
The Chief Minister tweeted on Sunday: "Infrastructure development is going on in a rapid pace in Bengal. In fact, expenditure on physical infrastructure in the state has increased almost 4-fold since 2011."
Giving detailed information on the expenditure carried out by her government, the Chief Minister stated in the tweet: "Recently, new infrastructure projects including flyovers, rural and urban
drinking water, roads and bridges, power, affordable housing, irrigation etc worth Rs 18,000 crore, have been
sanctioned by our government."
She also tweeted: "This is in addition to the Rs 25,755 crore budgetary allocation for capital expenditure, for the current financial year. These will open up huge investment opportunities and generate employment in the state…"
After coming to power, Banerjee had given equal stress on the development of both the rural and urban parts of the state. Development of roads and bridges has ensured better connectivity between different parts of the state.
At present, there are several projects which are going on and include major projects like construction of the new Iswar Gupta Setu on river Hooghly. A project has also been taken up to construct flyovers at different parts of the city to ensure fast movement of vehicles.
Recently, the Chief Minister inaugurated the 4.4 km long Garden Reach flyover, that has made the journey from Brooklyn crossing near Ramnagar to Majherhat railway station hassle-free.
Most importantly, the state now has one of Asia's biggest convention centres, Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, at Rajarhat, where all sorts of major events including Bengal Global Business Summit is organised.
Besides developing the infrastructure that helps attract investment in the state, the Mamata Banerjee government has also developed cultural and sports centres. Recently, the announcement of the decision to develop a Khel City at Dumurjola in Howrah has been made.
The problem of water crisis has become history at most places and the work to ensure the same in the remaining areas, where people had been suffering due to poor water supply for decades, is going on in full swing.