Govt plans bifurcation of Burdwan district
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 16:05
Burdwan: West Bengal government has been planning to carve out as a separate district the industrial region of Durgapur-Asansol in Burdwan district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday.

Talking to reporters at Durgapur, she said the state government had various plans for development of the Asansol-Durgapur region.

Banerjee said a helicopter service for three industrial towns -- Durgapur, Asansol and Haldia -- would start soon.

The SAIL would invest Rs 20,000 crore for expansion of the the Durgapur Steel Plant, she said adding a polytechnic college would also come up at Durgapur.

The chief minister, however, did not reply to a question on the fate of the aerotropolis project at Andal in Burdwan district which was facing rough weather with landlosers demanding higher compensation and other reasons.


First Published: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 16:05

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