Siliguri, Oct 5 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has underlined the need for development of West Bengal's Siliguri district.
Banerjee has announced a number of rail projects for Siliguri and adjacent areas.he laid the foundation for a multi-functional complex at Siliguri junction station, the country's first, on Sunday.
"Siliguri is the gateway to the northeast and neighbouring countries also...so I believe that this place should be taken care with utmost importance," said Banerjee.
Bordering Nepal and Bangladesh, Siliguri is a major trade centre. The city is often touted as the gateway to India's mystic northeastern region.
Adjoining famed Darjeeling hills, Siliguri is known the world over for producing the finest grade of tea.
The region produces 200-250 million kilograms of tea. (ANI)