The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will publish a book to highlight the area wise implementation of projects that have been taken up in the past four years.
This is to make people aware of the work which the civic authorities did in the past few years and counter the arguments of the Opposition parties as well as a section of Press that continue to say that no work has been carried out in the past couple of years.
The book is likely to come out in February. All the department heads have been asked to give inputs to make a foolproof compilation.
There are 17 Assembly constituencies in Kolkata including Cossipur-Belgachia, Beliaghata, Manicktala, Entally, Jorasanko, Rashbehari, Tollygunge, Ballygunge, Bhowanipore, Chowringhee, Shyampukur, Port Behala East and West, Jadavpur, Kasba and Metiabruz and its adjacent South 24-Parganas.
The KMC has set up compactors in all the 15 boroughs as a part of its drive to clean the city. All the old open vats have been removed. There are around 216 parks under the KMC and massive work had been carried out to improve them. A project has been taken up to install solar lamps there.
At Deshpriya Park, solar lights have been installed and they are controlled after the parks stop entry of outsiders to facilitate the birds.
As marriage houses are very costly in the city, at every borough a community hall has been set up where social functions are held. In December, Agamani, a community hall in Parnasree, Behala was inaugurated by Mayor Sovan Chatterjee.
The KMC has given special emphasis on supplying drinking water to crisis hit areas. At Senpally in Behala, a new water supply booster station has been constructed and this will cater to nearly 70,000 people.
To make the city free from vector borne diseases, the civic workers of the health department are regularly visiting individual households and the owners are requested to clean the underground reservoirs and overhead tanks to kill mosquito larvae. Teams visits the state and Centre-run offices, medical colleges and medical superintendents have been asked to take necessary steps if they find any shortcomings.
The KMC has already started online sanction of building plans at several wards and this has not only expedited sanctioning of plans but made the system transparent.
The KMC has already taken steps to ensure that the duration of waterlogging is minimised in the city. The underground desilting of sewer lines have proved very effective.