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  • Lalbazar comes up with unified command centre

    Lalbazar comes up with unified command centre

    an officer at Lalbazar said that apart from having the unified command centre, a special control room too was commissioned at Lalbazar

    May 11, 2022
  • KMC sends tankers to meet surge in water demand

    KMC sends tankers to meet surge in water demand

    He also said that groundwater level has been depleting in certain areas, which is also a cause of concern though KMC is working towards its goals

    April 27, 2022
  • KMC decision to arm MMiCs with tabs draws Oppn flak

    KMC decision to arm MMiCs with tabs draws Oppn flak

    "What is the need for tabs? There are computers and mobile phones with every member. This looks like an excess when KMC is on the verge of penury. It has to be found out whether some agency is being extended undue favours by procuring the tabs from them?"

    April 2, 2022
  • KMC allocates `24 crore for social schemes, Ma Canteen

    KMC allocates `24 crore for social schemes, Ma Canteen

    The governor said that he had learnt from the public domain that the scheme was implemented in mid-February 2021 and thus concluded that for about a month-and-a-half, prior to April 2021, the scheme was already functional and during this period there was no legitimate allocation to this effect.

    March 5, 2022
  • KMC budget poses more questions to its pensioners

    KMC budget poses more questions to its pensioners

    The KMC budget has spelt out that there is a deficit of Rs 177 crore in the year 2022-23 since the expenditure estimate is Rs 4,410.11 crore while the revenue target is Rs 4,233.11 crore. However, what now looms over the civic body is a cumulative deficit of Rs 2,423.70 crores. This amount, as per the budget statement, may increase to a cumulative deficit amount of Rs 2,600.70 crore

    March 4, 2022
  • Hefty fine if parties fail to remove political graffiti: Hakim

    Hefty fine if parties fail to remove political graffiti: Hakim

    Concerning dilapidated buildings, Mr Hakim said another amendment will be placed in the state Assembly by the urban development and municipal affairs department that will enable us to take prompt action against owners of ‘dangerous buildings’, which include vacating the building using police.

    March 3, 2022
  • KMC plans zero blockage drainage system: Hakim

    KMC plans zero blockage drainage system: Hakim

    He highlighted, as per an agreement with the Kolkata Port, in the next two to three months RO-RO vessel services will be introduced for Calcutta-bound goods vehicles which will reduce the load on the second Hooghly Bridge. He added that electric trolleybuses will be introduced by next March if the trials are successful

    February 5, 2022
  • Fake ‘no pension’ notice at civic body HQ sets off storm

    Fake ‘no pension’ notice at civic body HQ sets off storm

    Mr Hakim admitted, though not for the first time, the KMC is reeling under a deficit of Rs 1000 crore which has apparently impacted the functioning of the civic body. He, however, assured that pensions are being disbursed to those who are entitled to it but there are some issues concerning the processing of payments in some cases which will also be solved.

    January 29, 2022
  • KMC: Covid vax at home for senior citizens

    KMC: Covid vax at home for senior citizens

    “The civic body will first contact the doctor and inform him/her about the timings and the date of vaccination. We will mostly administer vaccines to such patients during the evening hours. Everyone will receive vaccines and if they don’t they can inform the KMC immediately.”

    January 23, 2022
  • KMC moves to mop up due property taxes

    KMC moves to mop up due property taxes

    For all vacant and unassessed properties whose owners are untraceable, the KMC will take over the plot and install a signboard declaring it now belongs to the civic body. The owner of such properties can reclaim their plots by first getting their properties assessed and then paying the tax for it.

    January 22, 2022
  • KMC blames self-test kits for Covid data fog

    KMC blames self-test kits for Covid data fog

    Mr Ghosh further highlighted that this is also posing a danger to the lives of these people who have tested positive using the test kits. “This is because in case their condition deteriorates and they need to be admitted to hospitals, the KMC will not be able to extend any help including arranging for ambulances since we don’t have any information on the patient,”

    January 21, 2022
  • City containment zones fall to 33

    City containment zones fall to 33

    However, civic body health officials say that despite a drop in the number of containment zones, the KMC’s primary health centres are attracting a large number of patients suffering from Covid related symptoms and hence the patients with other ailments are being neglected due to shortage of staff.

    January 20, 2022
  • Covid-19: KMC bosses grappling for solutions

    Covid-19: KMC bosses grappling for solutions

    As per the recent containment zone list of the KMC, ward 92 and 93 in Borough 10 has been severely impacted. The areas of Lake Gardens and Jodhpur Park form a bulk of the total cases in South Kolkata. Areas under Phoolbagan police station have also registered high number of cases and so have areas under the Entally Police Station.

    January 18, 2022
  • About 1,000 KMC workers from different depts have Covid-19

    About 1,000 KMC workers from different depts have Covid-19

    Some of the departments are health, solid waste management (SWM), birth/death certificate registration, etc. This has led to disruption in the civic body services which in turn has left citizens in the lurch. The birth/death certificate registration process has come to a halt which has caused a worry among many since this is a vital document that has its use in several applications; especially in government-related schemes.

    January 13, 2022
  • KMC sets up 29 micro containment zones

    KMC sets up 29 micro containment zones

    As per the containment list on 11 January 2022, there are about 29 such zones that have been set up within the KMC area. Ward 31 in Borough III is witnessing a spurt in cases. Most micro containment zones under Phoolbagan police station have been set up in apartments located in Narkeldanga Main Road, Maniktala Main Road, Canal Circular Road and Motilal Basak Lane.

    January 12, 2022
  • KMC will achieve student vaccination target in next two to three days:Hakim

    KMC will achieve student vaccination target in next two to three days:Hakim

    “We had set a target of vaccinating a specific number of children within a certain period of time and that is likely to be fulfilled soon. However, the vaccination drive for children in that age group will continue.”

    January 5, 2022
  • 25 containment zones to come up in city: Hakim

    25 containment zones to come up in city: Hakim

    “There are also affected Covid patients in residential flats. In this case, that particular flat will be treated as a micro containment zone. We will, however, keep vigilance to ensure the patients are following isolation guidelines and not leave their apartments. This is important because if a Covid infected person steps out of their flat and use the common elevator or staircase, the infection can spread to other residents in the housing complex,”

    January 4, 2022