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Mamata Banerjee wants a bullet train for Bengal, writes to Centre

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of India’s first bullet train service that will connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee demanded a train for her state as well.

Mamata Banerjee 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.

The Andal airport has been set up to improve urban infrastructure in the industrial zone in Burdwan district.

Incidentally, the airport has so far seen negligible passenger traffic. But people still prefer to travel from the Kolkata airport. 

The Andal Airport is part of the country’s first private sector Aerotropolis, developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL).

The airport was officially inaugurated on September 19, 2013. 


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