Stating this, Banerjee said a new centre of the Railway
Recruitment Board would be set up here to facilitate the
youths in North Bengal in taking up the exams.
"Siliguri would be the 21st Railway Recruitment Board
centre of the country and it would start functioning within a
couple of months," the minister said.
"Henceforth, it will be easier for the youths of North
Bengal to sit for railway recruitment examinations... and
people of every state would be allowed to write answer scripts
in their respective mother tongue," Banerjee said.
She made the announcement while flagging off the weekly
New Jalpaiguri-Digha 'Paharia' Express, which would connect
North Bengal with the coastal tourist town of Digha in East
Paharia Express would leave New Jalpaiguri on Fridays at
9 pm and would reach Digha at 12 noon next day. From Digha, it
would start at 4.20 pm and reach New Jalpaiguri next day at
The minister told reporters that she would visit Siliguri
next week to lay the foundation stone of the Rs 1,013-crore
project connecting Sevoke in Darjeeling with Rangpoo in Sikkim
to bring the Himalayan state of Sikkim in the Railway map.
Siliguri: Candidates across the country will
now be allowed to write the Railway Recruitment Board exams in
their respective mother tongue, Railway Minister Mamata
Banerjee announced today.
First Published: Monday, October 05, 2009, 19:57