BMC faces hurdles in cleaning Kestopur canal
Kolkata: Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been facing difficulties to carry out anti-dengue drives along the Kestopur canal as many people have constructed structures on the canal by encroaching the area.
Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta will soon seek the Chief Minister's intervention to solve the issue. Expressing his concern, Dutta on Saturday said that the BMC has been unable to carry out anti-dengue drives along the Kestopur canal which remains a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
He said that the BMC employees have constantly been carrying out anti-dengue drives at various places under its area. But the civic body had some difficulties in the Kestopur canal adjoining areas. As a result of this, people in Kestopur and Baguiati areas are getting affected with fever.
The Mayor also said that he would soon inform the matter to the Chief Minister about what challenges the BMC has been facing in the area to deal with the situation. He said that some people are encroaching the area and constructing structures on the canal. As a result of this, the BMC is unable to clean up the canal on a regular interval.
Dutta also said that he will take the Chief Minister's advice in this regard and will act accordingly. It may be mentioned here that BMC had started anti-mosquito drives in various parts of Bidhannagar. A senior official of the health department of the BMC said that a series of steps were taken to check the incidents.
They had carried out awareness drives through various means. People were requested not to put flower vases on the balcony. The BMC also issued instructions saying that all the places where water accumulates must be cleaned from time to time.