The Howrah Municipal Corporation top brass on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Netherlands firm for a sewerage and drainage upgrade of several parts of Howrah that include areas around Nabanna and large part of Dasnagar, Bamangachi, Ghusuri, Salkia among other areas. This apart, the drainage upgrade plan will also include central Howrah areas like Howrah Maidan and Panchanantala, a Howrah Municipal Corporation official said.
According to sources, the civic body would need to pay Rs 80 crore to the Netherlands firm for conducting a detailed survey of Howrah’s drainage system. The survey would end in February following which work order for the upgrade would be given, a civic official said.
A group of the Howrah civic body engineers on Tuesday accompanied a delegation of Dutch engineers and made a survey of the worst waterlogging-prone areas within the city. Later HMC engineers held a meeting with the Dutch engineers on the outcome of Tuesday’s survey at the civic headquarters.
Source: Times of India