Kolkata: The establishing of three new airports in West Bengal is being delayed for an indefinite interval because the Centre will not be giving permission, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Thursday.
“Three new airports are proposed to be arrange in West Bengal at Balurghat, Cooch Behar, and Malda, all in north Bengal. The state authorities has additionally earmarked land for these three proposed new airports. However the course of is caught because the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation will not be offering us with the required permission,” she mentioned whereas chairing an administrative evaluation assembly for West Midnapore district at Kharagpur city.
Banerjee additionally alleged that the Union authorities will not be intentionally releasing funds below totally different centrally sponsored schemes “out of sheer jealousy”. “West Bengal is topper in implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes. This has made the Union authorities jealous and it intentionally stopped releasing funds below totally different central schemes,” she mentioned.
She, on the similar time, mentioned that she won’t watch for the mercy of the Union authorities any extra. “We’ll full our pending tasks from the event funds allotted to MPs and MLAs,” she mentioned.
Refuting her, BJP’s nationwide Vice President, Dilip Ghosh claimed that the central funds have been stopped due to blatant misuse of funds and the lack of the state authorities to supply utilisation certificates of previous expenditure. “In lots of instances, the names of the central tasks have been modified in order that the state authorities can challenge it as a state challenge. As typical the chief minister is attempting to mislead individuals by disseminating fallacious info,” he alleged.