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Small airports to be built in West Bengal: Mamata

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 00:19

Kolkata: Several small airports will be built in different cities in West Bengal to improve air connectivity, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

"A number of small airports will come up in different cities, tourist attractions and district headquarters like Malda, Digha and Asansol," Banerjee said while laying the foundation stone of a beautification project at Patuli in the outskirts.

"This will improve connectivity, we have already started the Cooch Behar Airport and several such airports will come up," she said.

She said that the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, which is undergoing modernisation would also be a world class facility when complete.

The Chief Minister said that for beautification of the city, one crore saplings would be planted and new street lights installed.

She said that in three months, her government processed 90,000 government jobs despite the economic crunch.

"We have the will to provide jobs to youths despite lack of funds and we are doing our best to improve the lives of the people in the state," Banerjee said.


First Published: Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 00:19
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