Bengal CM inaugurates infra projects worth Rs 1K cr

01 Sep 2022

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, has inaugurated the 'Digha Marine Drive' virtually from her administrative meeting at Nimtouri in East Midnapore recently. The marine drive that has an approach road of 26 km connects all the major sea beach destinations in Digha, Sankarpur, Tajpur and Mandarmani.

Banerjee inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of more than 100 projects in the district that involves Rs 1,153 crore.

There are three connecting bridges in the marine drive project — Nayakhali, Jalda and the longest one at Soila on Pichaboni river.

“The road runs just adjacent to the sea and will ensure a joyride for the tourists. The total expenditure has been to the tune of Rs 173 crore,” Purnendu Maji, District Magistrate, East Midnapore said.

The Chief Minister added that the state government is developing Nayachar as an aqua hub. Nayachar is situated on 10,600 acres of land with 80% covered by water bodies. Banerjee asked the district magistrate to take measures for setting up homestays and eco-cottages in and around Nayachar so that it can emerge as a major tourist destination.

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