Darjeeling: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared Mirik a sub-division of Darjeeling district at an official programme on Thursday. Mirik was earlier a block under the Darjeeling district.
Mirik is an important tourist destination and several lakh tourists visit the hill town every year to get a glimpse of the beautiful lake.
During her speech, the Chief Minister said that earlier people had to commute for hours to Kurseong or Darjeeling for administrative work. Hailing the day as ‘historic’ she said she wants development for the Hills and employment for the youth.
She also commented that while the State Government has provided all help to GTA, they have even failed to renovate the Mirik Lake. The CM said that her thrust is on tourism and Bengal is incomplete without the Hills. “We do not believe in speeches. We believe in actions,” Mamata Banerjee added.