|Roshan Giri at the school foundation stone laying ceremony in Panighatta.|
"The GTA education head said as many as 90 new high schools and 16 junior high schools will be constructed within the GTA area, each at an estimated cost of Rs36 lakh."
He added if need be, 53 more schools can be constructed by the regional administration. As part of the process of establishing eight multi-disciplinary colleges, new buildings will be constructed for Mirik College and Bijanbari Degree College, while new colleges will come up in Gorubathan and Pedong. Claiming new colleges will also be established in the plains and the Terai, Giri said the GTA is serious about developing the educational infrastructure of the Darjeeling hills.