Members of AITC Digital Desk took a sneak peek at the campaigns for the Kolkata Municipal Election, 2015, by All Indian Trinamool Congress at Ward Nos 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10 in Cossipore area and Chuni Babur Bazar in Borough I and Borough II. Campaign by Trinamool Congress in these areas has been based on the numerous developmental works including beautification of the areas.
Ward No: 1 –
AITC candidate Sita Jeswara
The Ward lies bounded by the Paramanick Ghat Road across Cossipore Road, Kashinath Dutta Road and across B.T. Road in the north, Khagendra Chatterjee Road and Rustomjee Parsee Road in the south, Barrackpore Trunk Road in the east and the Cossipore Road, Rustomjee Parsee Road and the River Hooghly in the west.
Graffiti of Sita Jeswara at Cossipore
Cossipore has been an important part of the city since the Raj-days. The area also houses the Cossipore Udyan Bati, where Sri Sri Ram Krishna Dev spent the last days of his life. The Cossipore Ghat, a historic crematorium, lies on the banks of river Hooghly.
Area around Cossipore Udyan Bati kept spic and span
The area in and around Cossipore is now a clean and habitable place, thanks to the works done by the current KMC Board. Even the crematorium and place around it are spic and span. The area is now well-lit and facilities like public washrooms are now in place at important junctures.
Renovated Cossipore Crematorium Ghat
Other issues that once plagued the area like water logging, development of slums, drinking water supply and beautification of water bodies have been done successfully in Ward No 1.
Ward No: 2 –
AITC candidate Puspali Sinha
The Ward lies bounded by the Kalicharan Ghose Road and Ramkrishna Ghosh Road in the north, Dum Dum Road in the south, the tracks of Eastern Railways in the east and Anath Nath Deb Lane, Paikpara Row and Beerpara Lane in the west.
The area around Sinthee More is one of the most important junctures of the city. Numerous developmental works have been carried out by the KMC in this Ward. The Sinthee More is now lit-up by a High Mast with the streets and inner lanes being equipped with proper street lights.
High Mast at Sinthee More
The last five years under the present KLMC Board has seen numerous works like construction of underground drainage system, setting up of KMC health clinic, renovation and ea of 12 parks in the Ward, setting up of KMC schools, one being residential and setting up of a compactor station near Sinthee police station. Supply of drinking water is no longer a problem in this ward.
Ward No: 4 –
AITC candidate Goutam Haldar
The Ward lies bounded by the Dum Dum Road in the north, Paikpara Raja Manindra Road and Umakanta Sen Lane in the south, Anath Nath Deb Lane, Indra Biswas Road and the Eastern Railway in the east and Barrackpore Trunk Road in the west.
Graffiti of Goutam Haldar near Chuni Babur Bazar
The area around Chuni Babur Bazar on the BT Road, Northern Avenue and Tala Park bear the bright picture of developmental works done in the last five years.
Renovated Bus Stand at Chuni Babur Bazar
The last five years saw at the supply of water from Tala Tank to more than 90% of the households in the area. Drainage problem is also a thing of past with the open drains now been covered. Slums have been renovated nas under 100 Days Work Scheme, 16 water bodies have been renovated and beautified in the area.
Ward No: 6 –
AITC candidate Suman Singh
The Ward lies bounded by the Rustomjee Parsee Road and Khagendra Chatterjee Road in the north, the Circular Canal in the south, Rustomjee Parsee Road, Cossipore Road and Barrackpore Trunk Road in the east and the River Hooghly in the west.
Graffiti of Suman Singh at Cossipore
The Ward which includes the Cossipore Gun and Shell Factory comprises mainly working class people.
Kiosks with machines supplying cold drinking water in the area
Numerous works were undertaken in the last five years including supplying of pipelined drinking water to the slums, setting up of a community hall for the residents, five High Masts in the Ward, beautification of the areas, setting up of five kiosks with machines supplying cold drinking water in the summer.
Ward No: 10 –
AITC candidate Dr Prasun Ghosh
The Ward lies bounded by the Shyambazar Street, Bhupendra Bose Avenue and Baghbazar Street in the north, Ramkanta Bose Street and Shri Aurobinda Sarani in the South, Bidhan Sarani in the east and Jatindra Mohan Avenue and Sachin Mitra Lane in the west.
Toilets for all, courtesy KMC
At the heart of North Kolkata, Ward No 10 has seen tremendous improvement in the past five years. From street light at every lane to amenities like public washrooms at important junctures, numerous works have been taken up. Restoration of heritage buildings under KMC, including landmarks like the Sovabazar Rajbari, the house of Raja Rajkrishna Deb, Bhabatraini Temple complex, Town School, Duff School has also been taken up.