KMC Budget for 2017-18 focuses on pro-people measures

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on presented the KMC Budget for the financial year 2017-18.

While tabling the Budget, Mayor said that the projected expenditure for the financial year was Rs 3,38,988 lakh while the income stood at Rs 3,23,050 lakh. The KMC has set a revenue target of Rs 974.11 crore in the next financial year.

The civic body has proposed an allocation of Rs 374.71 crore to the Water Supply Department for 2017-18 to continue the process of development. Mayor also proposed to allocate an amount of Rs 571.99 crore to the Solid Waste Management department for 2017-18. GPRS with vehicle tracking system including post-implementation support and maintenance for a period of five years have been initiated for monitoring 450 vehicles’ movements at major VAT points.

The proposed allotment for the 2017-18 financial year would be Rs 119.69 crore for Lighting and Electricity department, Rs 42.99 crore for parks and squares, Rs 258.33 crore for Sewerage and Drainage department, Rs 143.28 crore for Health, Rs 20.28 crore for the Social Sector and Urban Poverty Alleviation department and Rs 148.89 crore for the Bustee department.

KMC has taken up various development works including construction of roads, by-lanes and laying of drainage pipelines and other beautification works.


জন পরিষেবাতে জোর কলকাতা পুরসভার বাজেটে

২০১৭-১৮ আর্থিক বর্ষের জন্য পুরসভার বাজেট পেশ করলেন কলকাতার মেয়র শোভন চট্টোপাধ্যায়।

বাজেট পেশ করার সময় মেয়র জানান, আগামী অর্থবর্ষে প্রস্তাবিত ব্যয়ের পরিমাণ ৩,৩৮,৯৮৮ কোটি টাকা আর আয়ের পরিমাণ ৩,২৩,০৫০ টাকা। আগামী অর্থবর্ষে রাজস্ব আদায়ের লক্ষ্যমাত্রা প্রায় ৯৭৪.১১ কোটি টাকা ধার্য করা হয়েছে।

জি পি আর এস এর মাধ্যমে শহরের পে অ্যান্ড ইউজ টয়লেট ও কমন কালেকশন সেন্টার এর অবস্থানগত তথ্য পাওয়া যায়।

২০১৭-১৮ আর্থিক বর্ষে পানীয় জল সরবরাহ খাতে বরাদ্দর পরিমাণ প্রায় ৩৭৪.৭১ কোটি টাকা। বাজেটে সবচেয়ে বেশি বরাদ্দের প্রস্তাব করা হয়েছে জঞ্জাল সাফাইয়ে। ওই খাতে প্রায় ৫৭১.৯৯ কোটি টাকা বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে।

২০১৭-১৮ অর্থবর্ষে আলো ও বিদ্যুতায়নের জন্য বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে ১১৯.৬৯ কোটি টাকা। উদ্যান বিভাগের জন্য বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে ৪২.৯৯ কোটি টাকা, নিকাশি খাতে বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে ২৫৮.৩৩ কোটি টাকা, স্বাস্থ্য খাতে বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে ১৪৩.২৮ কোটি টাকা। সামাজিক খাতে এবং নগরোন্নয়নের জন্য বরাদ্দ করা হয়েছে ২০.২৮ কোটি টাকা। বস্তি উন্নয়নের জন্য বরাদ করা হয়েছে ১৪৮.৮৯ কোটি টাকা।

রাস্তা নির্মাণ, নিকাশি ব্যবস্থার সংস্কার সহ অন্যন্য সৌন্দর্যায়নের জন্য বিভিন্ন পদক্ষেপ নিয়েছে কলকাতা পুরসভা।



Bouquet of projects for the people of Kolkata

The Trinamool Congress-run Kolkata Municipal Corporation is going to gift a bouquet of projects to the people of Kolkata over the next few days.

Some of these projects, which were planned earlier, are now being wrapped up. The civic officials are also laying the foundation of a few other projects in the city.

From the augmentation of filtered water supply to the strengthening of the roads and sewerage systems, to the beautification of parks, KMC is ensuring the convenience of people in every sector.


Among the developmental projects, water supply is one of the top priorities for the civic body. Within a span of 10 days, two water booster pumping stations were inaugurated by the KMC.

While the first pumping station was inaugurated in Bansdroni, the second one was inaugurated at Behala’s Parnasree.

The booster pumping station in Bansdroni will cater to large areas of Kudghat and Bansdroni while thousands living in Behala East will benefit from the booster pumping station at Parnasree.


Next in the civic body’s priority list is improvement of the city’s roads. The KMC Roads Department took up as many as 80 full-length roads or stretches of major roads for re-laying or strengthening.

Some of the major roads where strengthening (application of mastic asphalt) works are currently on include Chittaranjan Avenue, Amherst Street, Rashbehari Avenue, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road and Raja SC Mullick Road. The KMC Roads Department has also taken up the entire length of the Prince Anwar Shah Road connector to EM Bypass for repair.


The civic body has taken up strengthening of underground sewerage lines to combat waterlogging. The KMC Drainage and Sewerage Department has invited a national tender for procurement of sophisticated machines for de-silting of sewerage lines.


The KMC Parks Department is also in the race. On Friday, the mayor inaugurated three machines with water sprinklers that will take care of the city’s full-grown trees and roadside plants. More such machines will be pressed into service this year, the mayor said.


The Trinamool Congress, under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, has been dedicated to the service of people. The continuous endeavours of the KMC to serve people are a testimony in this regard.


কলকাতার মানুষের জন্য একগুচ্ছ প্রকল্প

তৃণমূল কংগ্রেস পরিচালিত কলকাতা পুরসভা আগামী কয়েক দিনে এক গুচ্ছ প্রকল্প উপহার দিতে চলেছে আগামী কয়েক দিনের মধ্যে।

এর মধ্যে বেশ কিছু প্রকল্প আগেই হয়েছে পরিকল্পিত হয়েছে, এখন সেগুলি বাস্তবায়িত হবে।  বেশ কিছু প্রকল্পের শিলান্যাস করবেন।

বিশুদ্ধ পানীয় জল সরবরাহ, সুন্দর রাস্তা, নিকাশি ব্যবস্থা,পার্কের সৌন্দর্যায়ন সব ক্ষেত্রেই কলকাতা পুরসভা প্রতিটি ক্ষেত্রেই জনগণের সুবিধা সুনিশ্চিত করেছে।


বিভিন্ন উন্নয়নমূলক প্রকল্পের মধ্যে জল সরবরাহ একটি অতি গুরুত্বপূর্ন প্রকল্প। ১০ দিনের মধ্যে ২টি বুস্টার পাম্পিং স্টেশন উদ্বোধন করেছে কলকাতা পুরসভা।

প্রথম বুস্টার পাম্পিং স্টেশনটি হয়েছে বাঁশদ্রোণিতে এবং দ্বিতীয়টি হয়েছে বেহালায়। বাঁশদ্রোণির বুস্টার পাম্পিং স্টেশনের মাধ্যমে বাঁশদ্রোণি ও কুঁদঘাটের অনেকটা এলাকা এবং পর্ণশ্রীর বুস্টার পাম্পিং স্টেশনের মাধ্যমে পশ্চিম বেহালার হাজার হাজার মানুষ উপকৃত হবেন।


শহরের রাস্তাঘাট সাড়াইও পুরসভার একটি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ দায়িত্ব। শহরের মোট ৮০টি রাস্তা সাড়াইয়ের কাজ হাতে নিয়েছে পুরসভা।

কলকাতার বেশ কিছু প্রধান রাস্তার ব্যপক পরিবর্তন হয়েছে, যেমন চিত্তরঞ্জন অ্যাভিনিউ, আমহার্স্ট স্ট্রিট, রাসবিহারি অ্যাভিনিউ, আশুতোষ মুখার্জি রোড, রাজা এস সি মল্লিক রোড ইত্যাদি। ইএম বাইপাস ও আনোয়ারশাহ সহ আরও কিছু রাস্তা মেরামত করেছে কলকাতা পুরসভা।

নিকাশি ব্যবস্থা

ভূগর্ভস্থ নিকাশি ব্যবস্থা আরও শক্তিশালী করা হয়েছে যাতে জল না জমে থাকে। কলকাতা পুরসভার কাছে নিকাশি দপ্তর নিকাশি ব্যবস্থার উন্নতির জন্য অত্যাধুনিক মেশিন তৈরির জন্য আবেদন জানিয়েছে।


কলকাতার গাছগুলোর সবুজ রঙ ও উজ্জ্বলতা ফিরিয়ে আনার জন্য নতুন উদ্যোগ নিয়েছে কলকাতা পুরসভা। গাছের পাতাকে সবুজ এবং কার্বনমুক্ত রাখতে শুক্রবার নতুন পাতা ধোয়ার গাড়ির উদ্বোধন করলেন পুরসভার মেয়র শোভন চ্যাটার্জি। মেয়র আরও জানান, এই ধরনের আরও বেশ কিছু মেশিন আনা হবে এই বছরেরে মধ্যেই।


মাননীয়া মুখ্যমন্ত্রী শ্রীমতী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের পরিচালিত তৃণমূল সরকার জনগণের সেবায় নিয়োজিত হয়েছে। সব শ্রেণীর মানুষের জন্য দিন রাত কাজ করে চলেছে কলকাতা পুরসভা।

KMC plans mega water project to link north and south Kolkata

In one of the biggest water projects ever considered in Kolkata, the civic body plans to link two of its major water pumping stations through a 70-km-long pipeline, creating a ‘water grid’ that will not only end the city’s water woes in five years but also prepare it for the future.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has submitted the proposal to the state government to be included in the AMRUT scheme. It will cost a whopping Rs 1,400 crore and ensure uninterrupted supply of filtered water to every home even in the added areas and protect groundwater from further depletion.

The plan is to link Palta waterworks near Barrackpore with the Garden Reach water treatment plant in the south-western part of the city.

Once the link-up happens, KMC can get water from Palta to supply all the ‘dry’ areas.

The new pipeline will run along EM Bypass till Garia and then travel along Tolly’s Nullah to Kudghat, where it will take a left turn to meet MG Road and finally merge with an existing line on James Long Sarani to link up with the Garden Reach network.

An added advantage of running the pipeline along EM Bypass is that the newly built Dhapa water treatment plant will also be connected with both Palta and Garden Reach waterworks.

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee is gung ho about the project and said it will be “really useful” to the city.

EM Bypass flats will get filtered water soon

Buoyed by the warm response to its pilot project on piping filtered water to some apartment complexes, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has decided to lay a dedicated water pipeline to supply filtered water from the Dhapa plant to all major complexes along EM Bypass.

In the first phase, KMC will lay a 24-inch pipeline along EM Bypass, which will be linked to all major housing complexes. In the second phase, based on applications from the cooperative societies, the civic body will install water meters in these apartments.

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said that the civic body would definitely supply filtered water to the major housing complexes along the EM Bypass as part of a plan to ban drawing of ground water.

“We need to supply filtered water to the multistoried buildings and housing complexes. This is necessary to save city’s groundwater from being depleted,” he said.

KMC service centre on way

The KMC authorities have decided to build a citizens’ service centre adjacent to the civic headquarters on S N Banerjee Road. The construction will begin in December with an 18-month deadline in mind.

The G+ IV building will be constructed on a 12 cottah plot where the Chaplin cinema building once stood.

Once the building was complete, it would ease the pressure from the headquarters as some of the departments, like the treasury , trade licence and information technology, will be shifted to the new set up.

According to plans, the civic body will open up a whole floor for the citizens’ service centre. This centre will be modelled after some of the cash collection centres set up in different locations across the city .

“We will dedidate a 6,000 sq ft floor to the tax payers who can turn up at the new centre for paying property tax bills. Traders will also be entertained to pay their trade licence renewal fee at the new centre. Once construction is complete, we will offer a single window system for our citizens to avail of different civic services,” mayor Sovan Chatterjee said.

Tolly’s Nullah all set for a makeover

Tolly’s Nullah, also known as Adi Ganga, is slated to get its biggest renovation in decades.

The state has planned for revival of a 15.5 km stretch of the channel, which starts from as an offshoot of the Hooghly from Kidderpore. The revival will, however be restricted till Garia.

The Rs 600 crore project was conceived through the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGBRA) after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave it a green signal.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Friday signed a contract with Egis Eau, a French consultancy firm, for preparing a detailed project report for the revival of the nullah.

“The firm will be responsible for preparing a DPR for the revival of Adi Ganga within eight months. The experts will visit different stretches of the nullah from Hastings to Garia and take stock of the situation. After the DPR is submitted, we will invite a global tender for execution of the project,“ Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said.

UK and KMC jointly conduct workshop on environment sensitisation

A British minister met a few councillors of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Kankurgachhi on Tuesday to sensitise them on environment-related issues.

Desmond Swayne, minister of state for international development, visited the Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s community centre where councillors of Borough III were present.

The UK government and the KMC had signed a memorandum of understanding when Prime Minister David Cameron visited the city in 2013.

An important component of the effort to build a more environment-friendly city is to make the councillors, who are public representatives at the lowest level of governance, aware of the threats and challenges facing the city.

The councillors were told about the importance of separating biodegradable and non-degradable waste at source and the hazards of eating from thermocol plates. They were also told how plastic items clog drains and cause waterlogging during the monsoon.

Swayne said he was proud of the partnership between the UK government and the KMC.

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, environment minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar and British deputy high commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood were present at the programme.

 Allocations Raised On Water, Slum, Waste Management in KMC Budget 2015-16

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee presented the KMC Budget for the year 2015-16 on Thursday.

The Kolkata Mayor has strained the frayed KMC coffers to increase expenditure on three fronts: water supply , solid waste management and slum development. In fact, with the focus being on the basic infrastructure, less money has been allotted for beautification and parks.

Development has been made in solid waste management by installing compactor stations under the Clean City Project, working towards freeing the roads of vats, which are more often than not, spill over with piles of garbage. But water supply has remained a cause of concern in pockets along E M Bypass, and vast stretches of Tollygunge, Behala, Jadavpur, Garden Reach, where the Trinamool holds sway . The civic board has also spent the least when it came to water supply to slums. The KMC is now expecting an additional Rs 123 crore from the Municipal Development Fund of the state government, which will be used to speed up capacity augmentation of the Garden Reach water treatment plant to soothe nerves. The projected expenditure, said a source, had shot up by Rs 557 crore, though revenue generation has not witnessed any significant rise.

The Mayor has also announced a waiver on property tax interest, to collect outstanding revenues. The Mayor hopes to earn an additional Rs 100 crore on the property tax front, after the interest waiver policy. With the property tax being the corporation’s mainstay , the KMC has been targeting major tax defaulters.

Allotments in the KMC Budget 2015-16:

2015-16 allocation for Water Supply: Rs 324.92 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Lighting and Electrification: Rs 107.67 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Social Welface and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Rs 14.43 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Slum Development: Rs 136.38 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Parks and Squares: Rs 38.50 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Drainage: Rs 223.42 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Education: Rs 33.22 crore.

2015-16 allocation for Health: Rs 130.43 crore.

KMC committee formed for Kolkata beautification

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Tuesday formed a committee that will determine `fair’ rates for the city’s beautification projects.

The committee headed by Atin Ghosh, a senior member, mayor-in-council, will help civic officials in fixing a `fair rate’ for contractors who will be awarded tenders for beautification works.He will be assisted by three other senior MMiCs Tarak Singh, Debasish Kumar and Debabrata Majumdar. After they reach a consensus on the `fair rate’ at which the payment will be made to the contractors, the proposal will be placed before the mayor for his approval.

The civic body has plans to beautify the city on the lines of similar projects being undertaken in other metropolitan cities. “For this, we needed to fix a fair rate for the contractors. I will give my stamp of approval to the rates to be fixed by the expert committee from time to time,“ the Mayor said.

Mamata Banerjee announces names of KMC Chairman and Mayor-in-Council

Trinamool Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee Wednesday met the newly elected councillors of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and ninety civic bodies in the state at Nazrul Mancha.

Office bearers of KMC

Ms Banerjee decided at the meeting that Mr Sovan Chatterjee will be Mayor of the KMC for the second time. Ms Mala Roy will be chairperson of the KMC. Iqbal Ahmed will be the deputy Mayor and Ms Ratna Sur will be the chief whip of the Trinamool Congress in the KMC.

Swapan Samadder, Atin Ghosh, Manzar Iqbal, Tarak Singh, Ram Pyare Ram, Debasish Kumar, Debabrata Majumder, Samsujjaman Anshari, Indrani Saha Banerjee, Amiruddin Bobby, Ratan Dey and Abhijit Mukherjee will be members, mayor-in-council of the KMC.

This is the first time in the history of KMC that a woman councillor has become chairperson of the civic body, Mamata Banerjee said.

Three newly elected Independent councillors joined the Trinamool Congress yesterday, bringing the total number of Trinamool Congress councillors in the KMC to 117.

Borough Chairmen

Mamata Banerjee also named the Chairmen for the 16 boroughs under Kolkata Municipal Corporation:

Borough I – Tarun Saha

Borough II – Sadhan Saha

Borough III – Undecided

Borough IV – Smita Bakshi

Borough V – Aparajita Dasgupta

Borough VI – Sanchita Mandal

Borough VII – Bishwanor Chattopadhyay

Borough VIII – Jiban Saha

Borough IX – Ratan Malakar

Borough X – Tapan Dasgupta

Borough XI  – Tarakeshwar Chakraborty

Borough XII – Sushanta Ghosh (Swarup)

Borough XIII – Sushanta Ghosh (Buya)

Borough XIV – Manik Chattopadhyay

Borough XV – Indrajit Bhattacharya

Borough XVI – Ranajit Shil