The state government will construct a new road connecting South Bengal with North Bengal at an estimated cost of Rs 3,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Wednesday.
She held the administrative meeting of East Midnapore on Wednesday afternoon. The state chief secretary Basudeb Banerjee, home secretary Malay Dey, Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha, principal secretaries of some departments, District Magistrate and superintendent police of East Midnapore and senior officials of the district were present at the meeting.
The new road will connect North Bengal via Panskura, Mecheda, Daspur, Jairambati in Bankura district and then it will connect Burdwan, Birbhum and Murshidabad districts to reach North Bengal.
She said people would be immensely benefited when the construction of the road would be over.
She sanctioned construction of a 90 km three-lane road connecting Nandakumar with Digha. This will help the tourists visiting Digha which is coming up as a major tourist attraction.
Several schemes have been taken to beautify Digha. The estimated cost of the road would be around Rs 396.08 crore.
The Chief Minister distributed bicycles under Sabuj Sathi project and wished the students success. The cycles are fitted with reflectors so that they can be easily spotted at night by the drivers of other vehicles. The cycles will be maintained for some time and 3,000 SC and ST youth have been given training for the purpose.
She distributed kits among fishermen and solar lantern among villagers. Water filters were given to the Anganwadi centres. Old age pension for ST people were also given.
She laid the foundation stone of several projects that included a holiday homes for police in Shankarpur and Tajpur. Several roads in new Digha would be upgraded and beautification projects have been taken up to woo tourists. A 33/11 KV electric substation will be installed at Uttar Daruya in Kanthi block I.
The tourist lodges will be upgraded and beautified. Several ferry ghats will be upgraded and illuminated with LED lamps.
The Pataspur Block Primary Health Centre will be upgraded to a 30 bed hospital. LED lights will also be installed along the road connecting old Digha with New Digha.