Kolkata, May 21 UNI | 2 months ago

With the aim of providing better civic amenities to the people of West Bengal, the state government has decided to form six municipal corporations from 17 existing municipalities across the state.

The legal processes and area demarcation will, including necessary notification processes will begin soon, official sources said here today

The issues may be discussed at the cabinet meeting to be held today at Nabanna. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take the final decision on the issue.

The proposed municipal corporations are: Salt Lake and Rajarhat-Goplapur Dum Dum, South Dum Dum and North Dum Dum Madhyamgram, Barasat and New Barrackpore Maheshtala, Pujali and Budge Budge Uttarpara, Serampore, Rishra and Konnagar Chanpdani and Bhadreswar will be clubbed with the Chandannagar Municipal Corporation

The small municipalities cannot undertake big projects. Neither are they allowed to change the tax system. They are not eligible to take loans from organisations like the World Bank. Once these areas are brought under a municipal corporation, the citizens will get better services, sources added.

(Posted on 21-05-2014)