West Bengal Govt to set up steering committee for NKID

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Kolkata, Jan 2 (UNI) The West Bengal Government today decided to set up a steering committee headed by Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattachrjee to monitor the implementation of New Kolkata International Development (NKID) project.

The implementation of the NKID project has lot of implications and involves many departments.

It has been decided to set up the high level steering committee to be chaired by the Chief Minister, who will monitor the development of the project on a regular basis.

The implementation of NKID project will be carried in different phases.

In the first phase of the project implementation of Petroleum, Chemical, Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) at Nayachar, development of Raichak and Kukrahati bridge with 25 km stretch of road to be connected with Diamond Harbour Road and a stretch of road will be developed in 24 Parganas (North)besides township development at Kalyani, Baruipur and Haringhata.

These townships will be built by NKID on existing lands which are already in possession of the state government.

The NKID, a special purpose private company, was being promoted by the Salim Group, the Universal Success Group and Unitech for development of various projects in West Bengal.

The high level meeting, held at the Writers Building to discuss the NKID project, was presided by the Chief Minister and was attended by Industry&Commerce Minister Nirupam Sen, the IT Minister, the Sunderban Development Minister, the Fishery Minister, the Chief Secretary and heads of other concerned departments.

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