May 19, 2015
WB CM promises to set up a ‘Howrah Gate’
Keeping her promise of taking state secretariat to the districts, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held an administrative review meeting at Sarat Sadan in Howrah and said holding 89 such meetings in about last four years is a record.
“With today’s meeting, we have completed 89 administrative review meetings in the state from CMO to BDO level which is a record”, WB CM.
After coming to power, WB CM had assured of taking the state secretariat to the people’s doorstep in districts and she had been regularly holding such meetings in different districts taking stock of the progress of various government schemes.
Stating that the performance of Howrah district was good as far as various schemes were concerned, she said that the issues like 100 days’ work, immunisation programme, hospitals and marketing hubs were discussed.
“No project can be left pending,” she told the government officials.
She also said that a “Howrah Gate” would be constructed. This large gateway will be constructed by the municipal corporation ahead of Nabanna on Kona Expressway. It will be built in memory of noted footballer and Howrah resident Sailen Manna and will have replicas of two footballs on top of it.
All praises for the Howrah civic body, WB CM lauded it for “best performance” among all municipal bodies across the state “within such a short span“.
CM also distributed cheques to a group of farmers affected by rain and hailstorm in the district.
Talking to reporters after chairing the meeting, Chief Minister said the state government was planning to merge Bally Municipality with the Howrah Municipal Corporation to widen the ambit of HMC and to deliver better civic facilities to a large number of people.