Friday, September 15, 2017

Mamata Banerjee Wants Bullet Train Between Andal Airport and Kolkata

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the central government to connect the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Andal with Kolkata to make it economically viable and convenient for passengers.

Mamata, at the secretariat, addressed media, saying, "I have proposed to the Union Railway Ministry for a bullet train service from Andal in Burdwan district to Sealdah or Dum Dum in Kolkata."

The chief minister added that the bullet train service will make the Andal airport more effective. It will also help fliers reach Kolkata within 40-45 minutes.

On Thursday, the state government decided to pump around Rs 270 crore to bail out Andal airport, India's first greenfield facility.

The airport was set up for better connectivity and infrastructure in Burdwan district's industrial. But people still prefer to travel from the Kolkata airport.
15/09/17 Sujit Nath/