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Drainage System
News  /  Published 21.06.22

Underground drain plan in Rajarhat

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will shift the drains in Rajarhat to a network of an underground system, a senior official of the civic body said. At present, areas in Rajarhat, Gopalpur, Arjunpur ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Rajarhat

News  /  Published 20.06.22

An ill-prepared Kolkata wades into monsoon, threat of waterlogging looms

Broken roads Many roads are yet to be repaired though the monsoon has arrived. In Tollygunge, for instance, Radha Gobinda Nath Sarani was dug up for utility repairs. The soil has been dumped on the d...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.05.22

Drainage database to help prevent flooding in Kolkata

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has started an exercise to develop a database of the existing water drainage network across all its 144 wards. The project is so that officials are aware of the ch...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.05.22

Cotton bags replace plastic bags at Jadavpur market

A market in Jadavpur in south Kolkata has replaced plastic bags with ones made of cotton, the first in a series of initiatives planned by Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to enforce its plastic ban...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Kolkata’s drainage system is inadequate, says UN climate science report

“The latest IPCC report has highlighted how networks of parks and open spaces, wetlands and urban agriculture can reduce flood risk in cities. Kolkata is called an ecologically subsidised city b...
By The Plurals News Network

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News  /  Published 08.02.22

KMC starts desilting Chetla canal, to complete in 2.5 years

Several parts of Kidderpore remain waterlogged during monsoon. The KMC is also planning to set up a drainage pumping station near the point where the boat canal ends. It is preparing a detailed proje...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

News  /  Published 29.01.22

Ward 108 councillor laments lack of lights, drainage from Anandapur to Bantala

A councillor on Friday spoke about the woes in his ward that covers a large part of southeast Kolkata and many of them are true for other parts of the Kolkata municipal area as well. Sushanta Ghosh, ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.01.22

Work starts on pumping station, sewer network in Mukundapur, Nayabad and Purbalok

Residents of the Kolkata municipal area can now give a self-declaration to get their new properties assessed and get a mutation certificate, mayor Firhad Hakim said on Thursday. The owners of new pro...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.01.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation to desilt north Kolkata underground sewer at Rs 140 crore

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will take up the desilting of an underground sewer between Moulali and Palmer Bazar that could reduce waterlogging in large parts of north and central Kolkata. The...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 19.11.21

‘Salt Lake BA Block has become New Market’

Dengue scare Dengue is a bigger phenomenon now than corona, the civic body representative said. Typhoid is also on the rise. “We fog an area every eighth day.” But the civic workers faced...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


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