CM approves research scholar's plea

Site for Malda Bhawan finalized at Salt Lake
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26 Feb 2018

Following instructions from chief minister Mamata Banerjee the state municipal affairs & urban development department offered a land measuring 5 cottah at a prime place in Salt Lake for construction of Malda Bhawan. CM during her recent Malda tour was implored by Srabanti Chakraborty, a research scholar in Political Science from the University of Gour Banga for an accommodation in Kolkata for the students and youths of Malda. Mamata Banerjee appreciated Chakraborty's proposal and asked Firhad Hakim, state municipal affairs and urban development minister to offer a suitable plot jointly to English Bazaar municipality (EBM) and Malda zilla Parishad (MZP).
During the administrative review meeting in Malda on Feb 20, the CM also asked Atri Bhattacharya, principal secretary of state tourism department to offer the details of project report available with him so that additional cost of preparing detailed project report (DPR) could be saved by the urban and rural bodies of Malda.
It has been learnt from state urban development department sources that a plot near AMRI hospital and Salt Lake stadium has been spotted for construction of Malda Bhawan.
Another part of the plot of the same measure adjacent to the location would be offered for construction of Cooch Behar Bhawan.
A delegation of EBM and MZP inspected the spot on Sunday and expressed content with the location.
Nihar Ghosh, MLA and head of EBM, Gour Mandal, deputy head of MZP along with EBM councilor Subhamay Basu and others inspected the spot today.
"There would be a six-storied building here. We are now waiting for the map from state tourism department," Ghosh said.
Chakraborty, the research scholar is delighted too. "The promptness of the CM in resolving the prolonged crisis for accommodation for students and youths is stupendous. No word of gratitude is enough to appreciate her authority as the head of the state," she said while being congratulated by fellow scholars for having raised the proposal to the CM.