Mamata asks Gadkari for more infra projects

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NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, at a meeting with transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday, sought more projects to improve road connectivity in the state and also discussed several infrastructure initiatives for which her government intends to invite bids from global investors.
Banerjee also urged Gadkari for a three-tier transportation system, which will enable vehicles to simultaneously travel under the ground, on the surface, and on flyovers in congested areas. This could be the “best solution” considering that land acquisition in Bengal is difficult, she said. “We have also asked to build some flyovers in Kolkata,” she said.
Sources said that during the discussion on the expansion of the NH that connects West Bengal with Bangladesh at the Petrapole-Benapol border, Banerjee said the land acquisition is almost impossible as habitations have come up. On this, the highways ministry suggested that elevated highways could be the way out, the sources added.
Banerjee told reporters after the meeting, “I requested Gadkari-Ji that it will be good if we get a manufacturing unit in our state to make electric vehicles.”

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