The Calcutta High Court has directed the railway to remove the encroachment from New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri stations on Wednesday. The High Court has directed the State Government to provide assistance in this process. The Calcutta High Court has ordered the West Bengal government to appoint a magistrate to monitor the campaign to evict 80 illegal shops encroaching on railway land at two stations.
The High Court has instructed the state government to assist in evacuating shops that are illegally possessing inside and outside of New Jalpaiguri station premises with about 60 unauthorized vendors, restaurants and simultaneously help to monitor the removal of 20 illegal shops at Siliguri railway station. Provide
Justice Rajshekhar Manch also gave the right to use the other railway security agencies, including the Railway Protection for this campaign to remove the encroachment on the railway. It is known that New Jalpaiguri is an important station connecting the North-Eastern States with the rest of the country and it is being upgraded to Class A Station, but encroachment has hampered the development of infrastructure.