Jalpaiguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee visited Haldibari in Cooch Behar today in keeping with her commitment made to the new Indian citizens who are settling here following the enclave exchange between India and Bangladesh.
The West Bengal Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the largest bridge over the Teesta river, connecting Haldibari with the sub-divisional headquarters in Cooch Behar on Thursday. The bridge has been christened as ‘Joyee’ by the Chief Minister. This apart, an administrative meeting was also been conducted.
The State Government has already started setting up necessary infrastructure facilities and arrangements for the new citizens.
The State PWD has initiated a Rs.17- crore project for constructing 250 dwellings for the people who have decided to settle in India. The dwellings are being set up in Mekhligunj, Dinhata and Haldibari.
Among the new projects that were inaugurated today are the new building for the Panchanan Burma University, new colleges at Ghokshadanga and Nishiganj, HDUs and dialysis units at hospitals, a flood relief center, irrigation projects, boys and girls hostels, anaganwadi centers and a cold storage for a silk farm.
Among the numerous projects the Chief Minister laid foundation stone today, besides the ‘Joyee’ bridge, are drinking water supply projects, ICT centers in 88 schools, infrastructural upgradation for a truck terminus, irrigation projects, several Government office buildings, a market complex and yard, a flood relief center, fire service stations, road projects.
The Chief Minister also distributed aids and benefits like Kanyashree, Swami Vivekananda Swanirvar Karma Sangstan Scheme, Geetanjali, Nijo Griho Nijo Bhumi, Kisan Credit Card, credit cards for weavers and handicraft workers and many other such schemes