Shanky T

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.





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