March 4, 2019
New bridge to reduce travel time from Bakkhali
In order to make Fraserganj, Henry Island and Jambudwip easy and direct commutes from Bakkhali, the Bangla Government has unveiled a bridge over the new Hatania-Doania River.
Bakkhali is one of the most popular tourist destinations for weekend getaways, and from there people often go to other nearby places. But the river made access difficult, both for tourists and for the local people transporting vegetables and fish from Namkhana block.
The bridge will mitigate all of these problems. It been built on the pattern of the second Hooghly Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu), covering a length of about 3 km. The people affected by the construction have been rehabilitated. As per an official of the Sundarban Development Board, this bridge is the longest in the area.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken several steps for the development of tourism and the general development of the area. The Sagar-Bakkhali Development Board was established as an initiative of the Trinamool-led government.
The beautification of Bakkhali, Fraserganj and Henry Island has already begun. Work has also been begun on building an environment-friendly tourism centre in Jambudweep. The aim is to create a tourism circuit by combining these destinations.