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November 4, 2015

WB CM to develop Jaigaon as a “planned city”

WB CM to develop Jaigaon as a “planned city”

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday held a review meeting with Bhutan officials, including external affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk, at Jaigaon on the Indo-Bhutan border.

Sources said that officials discussed the construction of a second (new) gate of Bhutan like the entry point located at Phuentsholing, and a joint survey for development work, including an Immigration Check Post, on the Indian side.

Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra and principal secretary for urban development Debasish Sen and other officials accompanied the CM as she met minister Wangchuk and other officials.

Addressing a government programme at Alipurduar, WB CM said:”We plan to set up a municipality at Jaigaon and make it a planned city.”

In her speech, the Chief Minister pointed out that people in this region will be able to do good business as transport services for both goods and passengers will be started in Asian countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Keeping an eye on industrial development in north Bengal, the CM said that members of the chambers of commerce can demand what they need when an ‘industrial meet’ will be organised in north Bengal in November.

She added that the Biswa Bangla Sammelan will be held on 8 and 9 January in Kolkata.

“A total of Rs 50 crore has been allotted for the construction of an administrative building where 36 departments will be accommodated. We will develop Jayanti for tourism. A total of Rs 20 crore was allotted for a medical hub here,” she added.

“Readying infrastructure here will take time because this is a newly-formed district. Land officials have started a survey to settle land records,” the Chief Minister said.