May 30, 2015
WB Govt committed to improve transport infrastructure: Mamata Baneerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government was committed to improve the entire transport infrastructure in the state.
Replying to a question in the state Assembly, Ms Banerjee said already several steps have been taken to improve the sector, but many more measures would be taken in the years to come to facilitate passengers.
Stating that the entire transport system had been thrown out of gear during the erstwhile Left Front regime, Ms Banerjee said her government has increased the number of buses, taxis and other modes of transport, besides removing hurdles for good administration in the sector.
A high power administrative committee has also been appointed to look after development in the sector.
Regretting that the Centre has curtailed many of its projects like Mid-Day Meal, housing for urban poor, ICDS and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana etc, Ms Banerjee said her government was trying to take up various development schemes on its own for the betterment of the people.
Replying to another question, Ms Banerjee said so far her government has issued land pattas to three lakh families in the state, while it would be given to 30,000 more families soon.
These pattas include community land patta, forest land patta and agricultural land patta, she said adding beneficiaries were selected on the basis of socio-economic class census.