Kolkata, June 10: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday showered praises on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, calling her a "successful" former railway minister.
Prabhu, who went to the state secretariat Nabanna here to showcase the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, also said that he often takes advice from Banerjee over running his ministry.
The Bengal CM, in her response, said she always maintained a good relation with Prabhu and will do the same in future.
'Modi govt not deproving Bengal'
On the occasion, representatives of the central and state governments also said that they would coordinate to sort out complications in the Metro Rail project in the state capital. The central team also produced documents to show the Mamata Banerjee administration that the Modi government at the Centre is not ignoring Bengal's interests.
It said the allocation of funds for railway projects in Bengal has been increased from Rs 3,000 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 4,000 crore in 2015-16. Various rail goods manufacturing units in the state have also been granted fresh assignments, the officials said, adding that work on two dedicated freight corridors has also started in the state.
Prabhu was in Kolkata on a one-day visit and besides meeting the CM, attended a businessmen's conference in a five-star hotel, held a press meet and went to a party function. He left for New Delhi in the night.