July 30, 2014
WB Govt approves roadway project connecting India with three neighbouring countries
The West Bengal Cabinet approved a projectworth Rs 1,377 crore for developing roads connecting countries with which thestate shares international borders, state Parliamentary Affairs and HigherEducation Minister Partha Chatterjee said.
Briefing on the state cabinet meetingchaired by Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, Mr Chatterjee said the decisionwas taken in view of widening and developing of roads connecting Bangladesh,Bhutan and Nepal, which are adjacent to the state to boost industry, tourismand employment generation in the region.
“The work of this project will startsoon and completed at the earliest possible with development of two major roads- Jaigaon to Changrabandha (107 km) and Fulbari to Panitanki (43 km) under thedirect supervision of state PWD,” Mr Chatterjee said.
Describing theproject as a major one, North Bengal Development minister Mr Goutam Deb, whowas also present in the meeting, said it would change the scenario of theentire region, especially in North Bengal.