Murshidabad: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated a new military station in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district.
Mukherjee, who had also laid the foundation stone of the project in 2014, said it would be a major military facility between Kolkata in the southern and Siliguri in northern part of the state.
There used to be a military cantonment here during the British period. Because of this historic reason, the station has been named Baharampore military station, though it is actually located at Nabagram, around 25 km away from this district headquarter town.
Though it was inaugurated today, the infrastructure development of the station will go on till 2018, after which it would have occupancy of over 8,000 troops including their families.
It is being developed as a model military station with the state-of-the-art training and administrative facilities integrated with the existing natural features.
Later at a brief programme at Suri in neighbouring Birbhum district, the President inaugurated a road named after his father Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee.