February 18, 2012
CM inaugurate flood-control project, trains in East Midnapore
“I am grateful to you all for coming to attend this programme in this scorching heat. I know it’s not easy for the women to come for such gathering as they have their commitments in household, inspite, of that I can see that many mothers and sisters have come. I also welcome my brothers who have come, some are sitting on the isle, while some are on the other side of the water ways yet many are standing in the scorching heat and I appreciate your gesture”, these were the opening words of the West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee who the dais at Bhagabanpur in East Midnapor on Friday. Those waiting eagerly to have glimpse of their favourite ‘Didi’ could not control their excitement on seeing her.
The occasion was laying of the foundation stone for the 650-crore rupees worth Kolkaghat-Kapaleswari embankment project at Katakhali. The Centre will bear 75-percent of the total cost while the rest will be bear by the state. The Central government has already allocated 100 crore-rupees. Besides this there are also projects in the pipeline to launch small irrigation projects worth 250-crore-rupees to finance by the World Bank. Chief Minister said that they did not take land forcibly for this project but the land was available. “I am committed towards the development in the state and I will continue to work for the cause. This project will be completed in an estimated there-years time span. Among others who graced occasion were Union Minister for Water Resources, Union Minister of State for rural development.
Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee had a hectic schedule on Friday, after the foundation-laying-ceremony in Bhagabanpur reached Bajkul Deshpran station which was her next destination where she flagged-off four long-distance-trains. These trains would ply between Digha-Malda, Digha-Puri, Digha-Visakhapatnam and Kharagpur-Vellore.