Bokaro ( Jharkhand) : Chas (Bokaro) municipal Corporation (CMC) is set to earn roughly more than Rs 60 lakh per annum to meet its expenses from the end of next financial year without depending on financial assistance from Jharkhand government.
After getting unanimous approval from all 35 ward councillors for immediate construction of two storied modern shopping mall on CMC land near ITI crossing on Purulia–Dhanbad highway on NH 32, the cash starved corporation will be floating tender next week for construction of the shopping complex. At present, CMC finds it very difficult to generate its own revenue and often demands fund from Urban development department for payment of salary to its staffs and meet other day to day expenses.
The ward councillors, who held meeting in December, 2016, at CMC office at Chas, expressed their concern over shortfall in revenue generation of CMC after which it was decided by that CMC should construct shopping Mall which would give generate regular revenue. After getting the DPR cleared by building construction department and district engineering cell, Chas mayor Bholu Paswan along with chief engineer S.K Sinha inspected the site on February 9, and it was decided to float the tender for construction of the shopping Mall next week and start the construction work by March 31, 2017.
Mayor Bholu Paswan informed that the shopping complex will have more than 120 modern shops besides two community centres. The mayor stated that as per the proposal the construction work will be completed within two years at an estimated cost of over Rs 4 crore. “Besides the shopping complex, CMC will also construct its new building at the same site spread over more than 10 acres of land where even a park is coming up.