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West Bengal has a well-developed network of railways, roadways, airports and seaports. It has latest and modern telecom network as well as reliable power supply system. In order to upgrade and fully develop such infrastructural facilities, the Government of West Bengal has undertaken several infrastructure projects. It is making all efforts to attract greater investments into the State economy.

Roadways

The length of roads in the State is 91970 km, including 1,898 km of National Highways; 3533 km of State Highways; 12565 km of PWD roads; and 42,479 km of district roads. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is widening the entire stretch of National Highway, NH-2 falling within the State to four lanes. This highway, which connects Kolkata to New Delhi, is part of the national Golden Quadrangle. The 65 km Durgapur Expressway and 8 km Kona Expressway serves as cut-offs and provides easier access to Kolkata from NH-2.

Railways

The total length of railway route in the State is 4431.64 km. Howrah Asansol, Sealdah, Bandel, Bardhaman, Kharagpur and New Jalpaiguri are the main railway junctions.

Aviation

West Bengal presently has two commercial airports, namely, Netaji Subhas International Airport at Dum Dum and Bagdogra Airport at Darjeeling. Through these two airports, the State is well-connected to most of the other States/cities within India and outside it.

Waterways

The State of West Bengal has two modern seaports, namely, Kolkata and Haldia. They together handled 53.02 million tones of cargo in 2005-06, the second highest among major ports in India.

Power

West Bengal is one of the few States in India with surplus power. Presently, the power in the State is generated by the West Bengal Power Development Corporation limited, West Bengal State Electricity Board, Calcutta Electricity supply Corporation, Durgapur Project Limited, Disergarh Power Supply Corporation, etc. The total generation of power, produced by the State agencies, has been 17115 MU (in 2005-06). In order to maintain such surplus power, the State Government is not only significantly increasing the power generation capacity, but also implementing a number of schemes for improving the physical and extending the transmission and distribution network.

Telecom

The State telecom industry offers vast potential for investment with the penetration of optic fiber cables and the expansion of broadband services all over the State. Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL) has its international gateway and earth station in and around Kolkata. Mobile cellular services and email services are also available from a host of operators.

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