Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation

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Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation
Bidhannagar municipal corp logo.jpg
Logo of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation
AbbreviationBMC
MottoSmart Bidhan Nagar
Formation2015
TypeMunicipal Corporation
HeadquartersPoura Bhawan, FD 415A, SECTOR III, KOLKATA 700106 (Bidhannagar)
Official language
Bengali, English
Mayor
Krishna Chakraborty (AITC)
Key people
Commissioner Debashish Ghosh
Staff
2500 (approx)
Websitewww.bmcwbgov.in

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation or BMC is the local governing body responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of Bidhannagar and Rajarhat in Greater Kolkata[1]. This civic administrative body administers an area of 60.5 square kilometres (23.4 sq mi).[2] The jurisdiction of BMC includes Salt Lake (a planned satellite town of Kolkata and previously under "Bidhannagar Municipality"), Mahishbathan II Gram Panchayat (which consisted of Tarulia, Mahisgote and Thakdari) and Rajarhat (previously under "Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality" which consisted of Kestopur, Chandiberia, Rabindra Pally, Samar Pally, Baguiati, Udayan Pally, Santosh Pally, Jagatpur, Ashwini Nagar, Narayantala, Raghunathpur, Arjunpur, Teghoria, Jyangra, Helabottala, Noapara, Adarsha Pally, Pramodgarh, Jyoti Nagar, Hatiara, Kaikhali, Chinar Park, Atghara, Dasadrone, Salua, Bablatala, Narayanpur, Beraberi, Bidisha Pally, Sarada Pally, Ganti and part of NSCBI Airport).[3]

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation was headed by Administrator Shri Pawan Kadyan, IAS till elections were held in October 2015 after delimitation into 41 wards (Ward Nos. 1 to 26 from Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality, Ward No. 27 from Mahishbathan II Gram Panchayat and Ward Nos. 28 to 41 from Bidhannagar Municipality).[2] Constitution of its first Board of Councillors was headed by Mayor Shri Sabyasachi Dutta with Shri Pawan Kadyan, IAS transitioning into the role of Municipal Commissioner.[4] BMC constitutes of 41 wards (grouped in 6 boroughs).[2] The Corporation is under administrative jurisdiction of Bidhannagar subdivision in the district of North 24 Parganas and police jurisdiction of Bidhannagar City Police. The current Municipal Commissioner is Shri Debashish Ghosh, WBCS (Exe.) who has been in the post since September 2019.

Map of Municipal Corporations and Municipalities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North 24 Parganas district".
  2. ^ a b c "bmcwbgov.in".
  3. ^ "Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation about to be formed soon".
  4. ^ "Kolkata Gazette Notification for Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation" (PDF). Department of Municipal Affairs, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

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