October 31, 2018
Bangla Govt committed to the development of large-scale infrastructure
The State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Department has done a lot of work on town planning, including in the areas of housing, sanitation and waste disposal, and water supply.
The primary achievements are as follows:
- Construction of “Maa Flyover”, a 7.4 km of the elevated corridor erected to ensure an uninterrupted traffc movement from the heart of the city to ‘Biswa Banga Sarani’
- Construction of Garden Reach Flyover, Chandannagar Flyover
- Four Lane Flyover at Kamalgazi Intersection on EM Bypass connector at the starting point of Adi Ganga in Kolkata
- Construction of Elevated Corridor from Kestopur to Jora Mandir on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
- Dakshineswar Skywalk and Jinjirabazar – Batanagar Flyover are going to be inaugurated soon
- Construction of emergent Road from Chemaguri New Bus Terminal to Gangasagar Mela
- Emergency Jetty on Battala River for facilitating Pilgrims and local people of Sagar to avail the water route of Namkhana-Benuban
- Chemaguri within Gangasagar Bakkhali Planning Area, Sulabh complex–cum- night shelter at Bakkhali Tourist Spot, connecting road from Sridam More to Banbibi Mandir via Ganagsagar Mandir at Gangasagar
- Construction of concrete road from Mandir Road to Burning Ghat at Bakreswar
- Fourth Mahananda Bridge & approach road is constructed at Siliguri to help in diversifying the tra‑c channel, reducing the distance and the travel time during peak hours
- Repairing and Strengthening of roads, beautification and other works of the area adjacent to Kangsabati Dam like fountain at triangular park, mini high mast arrangements,15 no of stalls and repairing and strengthening of road from Mukutmanipur to Baraghutu Panchapally Tourist Complex
- For better traffic management, a Ring Road was constructed around NDITA Area and also a Link Road with New Town is near completion
Housing: Since 2011, 1,22,405 houses have been constructed for those belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) category; another 53,504 are under construction.
Skill development: Sixty-one city livelihood centres (CLC) have been established in various urban local bodies for providing information on skill and livelihood development programmes to poor and unemployed youth in the urban areas and also to develop linkage between the citizen and citizen-centric service providers like electricians, carpenters, plumbers, etc.
Samobyathi: Under the Samobyathi Scheme of the State Government, from December 2016 to March 2018, 29,165 families in 125 urban local bodies have received various benefits.
Sanitation and waste disposal policy: The ‘Policy and Strategy on Solid Waste Management and Plastics Waste Management’ for the urban areas of the State has been published.
Cleanliness drives: Special cleanliness drives were taken up in 2016 and 2017 for 7 days and 15 days, respectively, in all the urban local bodies of Bangla.
Waste segregation at source: For improvement of waste segregation at source, a 100 per cent door-to-door collection and transportation system has been adopted in all the urban local bodies through the providing of household bins, litter bins, community bins, tricycle vans, compactors, dumpers, tippers, and other vehicles and accessories.
Solid waste management:
- A trans-municipal solid waste disposal project is in operation across six municipalities in Hooghly district.
- Ten integrated municipal solid waste management projects for generating compost from waste and energy from waste, under Mission Nirmal Bangla, are operational in 14 urban local bodies – Dum Dum, North Dum Dum, South Dum Dum, Baranagar, Bhatpara, Naihati, Ashoknagar-Kalyangarh, Habra, Krishnanagar, Santipur, Nabadwip, Jalpaiguri, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Asansol Municipal Corporation.
- Another 13 solid waste management projects have been initiated in Durgapur Municipal Corporation, Bankura, Purulia, Coochbehar, Bardhaman, Arambagh, Raghunathpur, Kharagpur, Panihati, Kanchrapara, Baruipur, Garulia and Asansol Municipal Corporation
Major water supply schemes:
- Daily twenty-four hour water supply schemes have been set up for the municipalities in Panihati, Bhadreswar, Budge Budge and Uluberia.
- Trans-municipal water supply projects have been developed for the municipal towns of
- Madhyamgram, New Barrackpore, Barasat, Titagarh and Khardah.
To ensure water supply in drought-prone areas during the dry season, the department has provided 260 two-wheeled stainless steel water tank trailers of 2000 litre capacity and 50 tractors to 24 urban local bodies in dry zones