Demand of the people of Durgapur had not been addressed by the Railway Minister in her Railway budget proposal of 2011. Durgapurians had a strong feeling that this year they will get their long standing demand of trains running uninterrupted to Kolkata will be fulfilled. But unfortunately, this demand has not been taken care of.
Mr.Manas Mukhopadhya of Fuljhore, Durgapur is stranded in Libya. Though Mr. Mukhopadhyay managed to send a mail to his wife on 21st February but it seems that he is deeply worried about the situation there. His wife has contacted Ministry Of External Affairs and stated her deep concern about the whereabouts of her husband.
Feb Fest 2011, organized by Guru Teg Bahadur Public School (GTBPS) of Durgapur was a grand success. The kind of enthusiasm witnessed among the students community of Durgapur and their parents is something unprecedented. The teachers and students of GTBPS Durgapur deserves special round of applause for making the fest such a huge success.
Anyone reaching the industrial town of Durgapur by train after 9 pm has to face a lot of problem in reaching his destination inside the town of Durgapur. In the absence of mini buses, passengers are left with no other option but to hire auto or taxi. Taking advantage of the situation the auto drivers and taxi drivers charges hefty sum.
On 26th and 27th February ’11, there will be a preliminary audition at Durgapur in hunt of anchor for the leading Bengali news channel, Star Ananda. Durgapur being one of the modern cities of Bengal, is not short of real talent in various field. That is why Star Ananda will be holding a audition in Durgapur to find the real talent among Durgapurians. Fill the online registration form to take part in the audition.
Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, one of the leading CBSE school of Durgapur is going to organize a grand fest in the school campus on 5 th February 2011. The fest will be a multi event programme organized entirely by the students of GTBPS. Just two days to go, the festival is all set to jingle your hearts.
For the weary hearts of Durgapurians, Bathanbari is an ideal option for picnicking. In recent years Bathanbari, at a distance of about 60 Km from Durgapur has developed into a popular and favourite weekend picnic destination. This scenic spot has an awesome beauty and has developed centering the dam water of Maithan Dam.
A huge and unlimited reserve of Shale gas has been discovered at Sarpi, in the outskirts of Durgapur. The discovery has been made by ONGC and the reserve is perhaps the largest pool of Shale gas in Asia. Shale gas is a low-cost, eco-friendly fuel of the future and its discovery near Durgapur will act as a booster dose for the fast growth and development of the region.
Durgapur has taken the challenge of hosting this year’s West Bengal Youth and Sports Festival which will run for six days. The festival has been inaugurated on 25th January by the West Bengal Sports Minister, Mr. Kanti Ganguly at the presence of eminent sports personalities at the Bhagat Singh Stadium of Durgapur. 2500 partcicipants are likely to attend the festival from 19 different districts of West Bengal.