Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) authorities are conducting a massive drive to conserve water bodies in the city. Project management unit and slum development department of the civic body have undertaken 18 projects to revamp the water bodies and undertake their annual maintenance. “We are conducting a massive drive to save water bodies in the city. This is needed for maintenance of the ecological balance and saving the environment,” Swapan Samaddar, member, mayor-in-council (slum development & environment), said.
A water body at Bhukailash is being renovated at an estimated cost of Rs 99 lakh. Again Rs10 lakh would be spent for the conservation of Gopal Ghat in ward 73 and undertake restoration of a water body at Beliaghata Main Road. Another water body on Tollygunge Road, too, is set to be restored at an estimated cost of Rs 25 lakh by KMC. Many other water bodies in Bansdroni and Fatehpur first lane in Metiabruz will be given attention. KMC had already beautified Laldighi under JNNURM scheme at a cost of Rs 3.65 crore.