New CoochBehar (WB),Jan 29(Agencies): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Rail Electronics Signalling component unit here. she also flagged off the New CoochBehar-Malda Town DEMU train.

Banerjee said a sum of Rs 127 crore has been earmarked for the Rail Electronics Signalling component unit would be set up here.

She said that the New CoochBehar-Malda Town DEMU train would be of immense help to the people of CoochBehar,Jalpaiguri and Malda districts.

Railway minister said as per the demand of the people of CoochBehar district, Guwahati-New Delhi Garib Rath would have a halt at New CoochBehar station.

She also said that work on the New Maynaguri-Jogbani railway line would be completed soon.

Union Minister of state for Shipping Mukul Roy was also present on the occasion.

After the function,Banerjee left for Siliguri and Jalpaiguri where she will flag off three long distance mail express trains New Jalpaiguri-Amritsar weekly express,New Jalpaiguri-Chennai central weekly express and New Jalpaiguri-Darbhanga weekly express She would dedicate upgradation of wagon maintenance and stabling facility at New Jalpaguri respectively.