By Accommodation Times News Services
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her government would develop seven smart cities in the state.
The location for six smart cities had already been finalised, while that of the seventh one would be finalised soon, Banerjee told reporters at the mini secretariat for north Bengal. The seven smart cities, which would have all modern facilities for decent living, would be located according to the importance of the places, Mamata said.
The smart cities will come up near Siliguri, near Gazol in Malda district, near Kalyani in Nadia district, near Bolpur in Birbhum district, near the industrial towns of Asansol-Durgapur covering Churulia, birth place of Kazi Nazrul Islam, near Garia in the southern outskirts of Kolkata and the last one near the state secretariat Nabanna.
The state government had adequate land for these projects which would be developed by the state Urban Development Department, the chief minister said without elaborating on the allocation of funds for the projects or other financial details.