West Bengal government will develop Tajpur port on its own, says Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

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The state government has a 26:74 share with the Centre in the project in West Midnapore district.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the state will develop the Tajpur deep sea port on its own, as the Centre did “nothing” to start work on the project in the past three years.

State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said West Bengal government has decided to go back to its old plan to build the deep sea port in Tajpur, as the central government was “dilly-dallying” into the project.

“We have decided to build the deep sea port in Tajpur on our own. We waited for three years but the Centre is yet to start work for the port. They are doing nothing. So, we will build it ourselves,” Ms Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat ”Nabanna”.

State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said West Bengal government has decided to go back to its old plan to build the deep sea port in Tajpur, as the central government was “dilly-dallying” into the project.

“A transaction advisor has already been appointed. Depending on the advisor’s report, we will hold a discussion and then the budget to build the new port will be decided,” he said, adding, a notification in this regard had been issued last month.

On the Kulpi Port project in the South 24 Parganas District, he said the state government has received statutory clearances.

“We have received all the statutory clearances. It’s a big project and will attract good investments and generate huge employment,” Mr Mitra said.