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Salt Lake to pay for water

Calcutta, Feb. 28: The Bidhannagar Municipality today crushed Opposition protest to push through its decision to slap water charges on Salt Lake residents from this month.

“The rule will be strictly followed,” chairman Dilip Gupta said. “We are planning to instal water meters at all commercial organisations and institutions. Meters at domestic buildings will be installed later.”

The Trinamul Congress walked out of the municipality’s monthly board meeting and said it would approach court “as soon as the municipality sends the first water charge bill”.

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