‘Take necessary steps for better traffic management’
Banerjee on Tuesday headed the administrative review meeting in Howrah which is the 128th meeting of the Trinamool Congress government till date. Appreciating the work carried out by the Howrah district administration, Banerjee said necessary steps will be taken to further improve the traffic movement in the district. Hundreds of vehicles ply in Howrah city every day as it is a gateway to Kolkata. She urged the Commissioner of Police (Howrah) DP Singh and Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sukesh Jain to do the needful for the betterment of the traffic movement. They will get all necessary support from the government.
She stated that the overall performance of the district administration in terms of development work was good last year. There was 100 per cent work in projects including Kanyashree and 100 days work. There are some areas where more efforts are needed and it has been discussed.
While speaking about the setting up of industry, Banerjee said that medium and small scale hub is coming up in Howrah. A textile hub and some more industries are also coming up in the district which will lead to generation of around 4.5 lakh to 5 lakh jobs. “Our yearly target is to generate around 6 lakh jobs in Howrah,” she said.
It may be mentioned that the steps were taken up to set up industries on the 5 to 6 acre plot of a closed factory at Belur in Howrah. At the same time, Howrah Municipal Corporation has identified a 200 acre vested land of the state government near Goshala at Belur in Howrah where medium and small scale industries will come up. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textile department is taking up steps for the same.
Banerjee appreciated the Mayor of Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) Dr Rathin Chakraborty for the development as well as the beautification projects undertaken by the corporation. She said: “Howrah has been decorated well and I have witnessed it while passing through Foreshore Road. The task of the area development has also been taken up in collaboration with Yokohama and Belur Shilpatirthar. I have asked the Rajyasabha MP to give Rs 2 crore to HMC to carry out further development work. They have their own fund for development. But the MP’s fund will help to undertake more work”. She further said that steps will also been taken for development of Manglahaat.
Steps have been taken for repairing the embankment in Udaynarayanpur and a bridge is also coming up on the Damodar river. It will take another one and a half years to complete the construction of the bridge. The problem of Achipur ferry ghat will also be solved within the next 6 months and a body will be formed under the Transport Department that will act as a single window to bring all the ferry ghats under one umbrella.
Health facility is now good in the district and a multi-superspecialty hospital is coming up in Uluberia. The process to undertake the repairing work of Bally Bridge has also started. The electrification in
the district will also be complete within the next one or two months.