Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state will improve the road network with Nepal and Bhutan.
“The roads to Bhutan and Nepal border points will be re-laid centering Siliguri,” the commercial hub of North-East, Banerjee said at a meeting here. This move, as part of the drive to bolster the tourism facilities in the North Bengal-Nepal/Bhutan circuit, will entail an expense of Rs 1400 crore, she added.
Banerjee further said the state will overhaul the tourism infrastructure in Dooars-Terai belt of Jalpaiguri district where thousands of holidayers converge every year. The Cm said a new district will be carved out for Alipurduar, a sub-division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal.
Alipurduar will be made a separate district after attending legal and technical issues. The CM, who announced setting up a tribal development council in the region, called upon people to resist any attempt to disturb the integrity of North Bengal. Banerjee informed about setting up medical colleges in Coochbehar and Raiganj towns in future.