West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit North Bengal next week to hold an administrative review meeting and take part in public distribution there. This will be her first North Bengal tour after COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown since March.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit North Bengal next week to hold administrative review meeting and take part in public distribution there. She is going to North Bengal on Monday (September 21) for a two-day visit.
On Tuesday (September 22) morning, Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to hold an administrative meeting with officials of Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts at 'Uttarkanya' through video conference.
This will be her first North Bengal tour after COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown since March. She has already held meetings in South Bengal districts.
The Chief Minister will take stock of the work carried out during the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly those related to the pandemic. She will also discuss how the districts coped with the migrant crisis and later went on to resolve them.
The district administration is setting up and repairing a large number of bridges and the Chief Minister is likely to discuss the matter at length and resolve the impasse if any. She is likely to discuss the progress of the projects taken up under Kanyashree and Rupashree schemes.
When the administrative meeting could not be held during the pandemic, the Chief Minister directed the district magistrate to hold the meeting at the local level.
The district magistrate said, “If the COVID situation comes under control, I will start the district tour again from the end of September.”
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to North Bengal after Mahalaya. The administration will be vigilant around this visit so that the COVID infection does not spread in the area.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal is scheduled to return to Kolkata on September 24.
Last Updated 16, Sep 2020, 2:28 PM