The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to execute multiple infrastructural development projects across Siliguri, ahead of the upcoming festive season.
Gautam Deb, chairperson of the board of administrators (BoA) of the SMC, said on Thursday that around Rs 13.5 crore would be spent on construction and repair of roads and culverts across the civic area.
In Siliguri, the civic area is spread across 47 wards with a population close to a billion.
“We have provided Rs 9 crore to the state PWD for repair and renovation of a number of roads in Siliguri which are in dire condition now because of lack of regular maintenance. Also, the urban poverty alleviation wing of the civic body will spend Rs 4.5 crore to build and repair some other roads and culverts in different wards of the town,” Deb said.
Also, beautification of 22 parks and renovation of guest houses and community buildings, run by the civic body, has been planned.
“We have engaged Rail India Technical & Economic Service to build alternative roads to ease traffic load on Hill Cart Road and Sevoke Road,” said Deb.