Trains travelling at 300 km an hour could become a reality in India, according to Union Minister of State for Railways R Velu. On his recent visit to China, the minister held talks with Chinese authorities on the transfer of technology for highspeed trains.
Finally, the city will have its own Chinatown. The state tourism development corporation and the tourism board of Kunming in south-east China’s Yunnan province have entered into an agreement to jointly promote Tangra as a tourist destination and develop it along the lines of the famous Chinese hubs in London, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, Manchester, Bangkok and Sydney.
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The state has allotted a 2,700sq m plot in the Calcutta Leather Complex in Bantala to set up the Tanning Training and Service Centre with help from Italy. S.S. Kumar, the chairman of the Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, said this on Thursday.
Tangra is synonymous with the leather industry in Kolkata but the West Bengal government’s drive to push the leather tanneries out of Tangra, comes as a double whammy for the tanners themselves who are already feeling the heat of the economic slowdown.