650 houses to be built for homeless: Mamata
Kolkata: Altogether 650 houses would be
built for those rendered homeless in a fire at a slum beside
the Biddhanagar railway station here, Railway Minister Mamata
Banerjee said on Wednesday.
The houses would be built by the Eastern Railway
Women`s Welfare Organisation, Banerjee said.
"It has been decided that the ERWWO would build 650
houses for the affected people to provide shelter to the
homeless from the humanitarian point of view," she said.
"I have had a talk with the chairman of the Railway
Board and other railway officials," Banerjee who visited the
slum immediately after arriving from Delhi said.
"It is a small effort for the benefit of the affected
persons who have nowhere to go.
A similar gesture was made once during a fire at
Adra," Banerjee, who was accompanied by General Manager
Eastern Railway V N Tripathi, said.
Yesterday, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee had been given a hostile reception after he went
to the spot after the blaze.
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