KMC To Offer Online Solution For Civic Services

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Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has decided to offer online solution for essential civic services. The KMC assessment department has already introduced online payment of property tax. Now, the civic body offers citizens the opportunity to apply online for obtaining mutation certificates for their properties. The KMC assessment department officials are now finalizing the modalities before introduction of such a service.

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday placed a Rs 3793 crore budget for the financial year 2016-17 which apart from highlighting upgrade of urban infrastructure including water supply and drainage network, also stressed on computerization of essential civic services.

Presenting a Rs 160 crore deficit budget, mayor said all efforts were being taken to ensure that citizens would get filtered water in next three years. In fact, the civic body is ready with a Rs 700 crore water supply augmentation project which aims at eliminating the use of ground water. Mayor has proposed to allocate Rs 346 crore in the budget (2016-17) to implement the augmentation project. Last year Rs 261 crore was allocated for the water supply department. “We are committed to provide filtered water to all. We have taken a project which will ensure filtered water for all in next three years,” Chatterjee said on Thursday.