Wednesday, Apr 21 2021 | Time 16:47 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Low key celestial wedding of Lord Rama owing to surge in Covid-19 cases
  • Renowned Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passes away
  • Covid positive graph rising in Odisha, 4851 new cases in past 24 hrs with five deaths
  • Repair roads in Kashmir; ensure electricity during Ramazan, BJP to LG admin
  • 1000 people treated at series of free medical camps in north Kashmir
  • Arunachal Pradesh plans to provide 65,000 tap water connections by March, 2022
  • Japan PM cancels India trip; 2+2 talks also postponed
  • Loss of lives in oxygen-leak at Nashik hospital extremely tragic: Rahul
  • Sun plays hide & seek ahead of prediction of widespread rain in Kashmir
  • Anguished by loss of lives in Nashik Oxygen-leak incident: PM
  • Eight Indian boxers storm into finals of Youth World Championships
  • SII vaccine price list: States being discriminated, Modi's friends benefited, says Rahul
  • Shah condoles loss of lives in Nashik Oxygen-leak incident
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal tests positive for COVID-19
  • Rohit Sharma fined for MI's slow over rate against DC
States » East


PM dedicates several projects in 150th Year celebrations of KoPT, Renames it after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

PM dedicates several projects in 150th Year celebrations of KoPT, Renames it after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

,
Kolkata, Jan 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated several infrastructure projects to the nation, while laying foundation stone for those projects in a function in the city to celebrate the 150th year of the historic Kolkata Port Trust. Prime Minister also renamed the port after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the upgraded Ship Repair Facility of Cochin Kolkata Ship Repair Unit at Netaji Subhas Dry Dock and the Full Rake Handling Facility while dedicating the upgraded Railway Infrastructure of Kolkata Dock System of KoPT for smooth cargo movement and improving turnaround time.
He also laid the foundation stone for hostel and skill development centre for tribal girls. In the same function he released a commemorative stamp on the 150 years of Kolkata Port Trust.
Mr Modi handed over Rs 501crores Rs to LIC for 23,000 pensioners of Kolkata Port Trust on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister
said, " This port represents industrial, spiritual and self sufficiency aspirations of India. Today, when the port is celebrating its 150th anniversary, it is our responsibility to make it a powerful symbol of New India. "
" It is a significant day for Bengal and those connected with the Kolkata Port Trust. It is a historic port that saw India gain freedom and has been a witness to India’s progress, the
Prime Minister added.
"Our government believes that India's ports are the opening gates to India's prosperity. For this, the Centre has started the Sagarmala initiative to reduce the cost of connectivity," Mr Modi said
adding that about 575 projects worth over Rs 6 lakh crore have been earmarked.
Over 200 projects worth Rs 3 lakh crore are already under development and about 125 projects have already been completed, he said.
Country's coasts are gateways to development. Our government has started the Sagarmala programme to improve connectivity, he said
and added that development of waterways has improved Kolkata Port Trust's connectivity with industrial centres in east India and has made trade easier for our neighbouring
countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.
He stated that, this year, endeavour will be made to construct multimodal terminal and navigational lock at Farakka, and by this process, the large ships will be able to go by Ganges.
" We’re working towards increasing the number of cruises from 150 to 1000. This growth will also help West Bengal. Every possible initiative is being taken for the development of West Bengal by the central Government. The central government is also promoting cruise-oriented tourism, " Mr
Modi said.
He also said his government was taking every possible initiative for development of West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also felicitated the two oldest pensioners, Nagina
Bhagat and Naresh Chandra Chakraborty of the Kolkata Port Trust.
Mr Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of
West Bengal, Mr Mansukh Mandavia, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge),
Ministry of Shipping and Mr Vinit Kumar, Chairman, Kolkata Post Trust were also present on the occasion.
UNI PC-BM SJC

More News

Covid positive graph rising in Odisha, 4851 new cases in past 24 hrs with five deaths

21 Apr 2021 | 4:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 21 (UNI) For the third consecutive day today over 4000 covid positive cases were reported in Odisha.

see more..
Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay confident of his victory from Chief Minister's home turf

Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay confident of his victory from Chief Minister's home turf

21 Apr 2021 | 3:28 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Senior-most ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and State power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, who has won seven straight elections, is confident of his victory from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's home turf Bhabanipur in South Kolkata.

see more..
Y Erabot takes oath as MLA

Y Erabot takes oath as MLA

21 Apr 2021 | 3:13 PM

Imphal, Apr 21 (UNI) Yumkham Erabot Singh was sworn today in as a
member of 15- Wangkhei Assembly Constituency at Conference Hall of
Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Imphal.

see more..
West Bengal to vote for 43 seats in sixth phase of assembly polls on Thursday

West Bengal to vote for 43 seats in sixth phase of assembly polls on Thursday

21 Apr 2021 | 3:06 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Amidst unprecedented security arrangements, 43 of the state’s 294 assembly seats will go to polls in the sixth phase of elections on Thursday.

see more..

Firhad Hakim set to win third straight term from Kolkata port assembly constituency

21 Apr 2021 | 2:57 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Firhad Hakim, a close aide to Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee, looks to win third straight term from Kolkata port assembly constituency in South Kolkata
Facing a three-corner contest, State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister and former Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim is expected to win again by a greater margin from his Kolkata Port seat as he is pitted against BJP candidate Awadh Kishore Gupta and Indian National Congress (INC) nominee Md. Muktar
Known as ‘Bobby da’ by his inner circle, Firhad is among the most prominent faces in the ruling Trinamool Congress and also one of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s most reliable lieutenants.

see more..
image