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Now, Mamata to upgrade railway hospital to medical college

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced here that her ministry would take an initiative to upgrade the existing South Eastern Railway (SER) Hospital into a well-equipped medical college.

kolkata Updated: Sep 20, 2009 21:23 IST

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced here that her ministry would take an initiative to upgrade the existing South Eastern Railway (SER) Hospital into a well-equipped medical college.

"The SER Hospital will be developed with all modern facilities and it will soon be converted into a medical college. The project would be implemented through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model," Banerjee said while opening a computerised reservation centre (CRC) of the railways in the Metiaburz area on the southern fringes of Kolkata.

She said earlier the railways had given a proposal to the South 24-Parganas district magistrate that it wanted to modernise the Garden Reach State General Hospital - but the diistrict authorities did not respond.

"We'd given the proposal to the office of the district magistrate, but we got no response from their side. We're now looking for an alternative land to set up a hospital at Garden Reach area through the PPP model. We also have plans to set up a school there," Banerjee said.

The minister Sunday inaugurated the 631st CRC in eastern India under the Kolkata Passenger Reservation System (PRS).

"We are soon going to carry out a survey in the Taratala and Metiaburz area to enhance the connectivity of this southern pocket. We also have plans to set up a flyover at Garden Reach in the next two-three years," Banerjee said.