September 24, 2010
Eye on Thames, dream for Kolkata
Next month, Trinamool chief Ms. Mamata Banerjee will be heading to London for three days to get a feel of what the British capital is like. And how close Kolkata – known as the City of Palaces during the Raj – can come to it. In her itinerary is a trip down the Thames to see how a beautified river can attract tourists. The railway minister plans to implement the same on the river Hooghly. She is also scheduled to address a lecture at Cambridge University. The invite from the British transport minister reached Ms. Banerjee a few days ago. The Trinamool chief has accepted the proposal and has instructed her aides to make preparations for the visit. “The British government wants us to see how London was created around the river Thames,” Ms. Banerjee said. She will be leaving for London in the last week of October. She will be meeting the British transport minister on October 25. During her years as a central minister Ms. Banerjee has always stayed away from foreign trips. But with the chances of Trinamool’s forming the government brighter, the Trinamool chief has realised the need for foreign trips and collaborations.
Courtesy: The Times of India
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