Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is the statutory planning and development authority for the Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA) in the state of West Bengal, India. The organisation used to be known as Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) and retains the previous logo. KMDA is functioning under the administrative control of Department of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs of Government of West Bengal.

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
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Official Logo of CMDA (Now KMDA)
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CMDA (Now KMDA) Main Building
Agency overview
Formed1970; 52 years ago (1970)
TypeCity Planning Agency
JurisdictionGovernment of West Bengal
HeadquartersUnnayan Bhavan, Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700091
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Sri Khalil Ahmed, IAS (WB: 1995), Chief Executive Officer
WebsiteOfficial website

FunctionsEdit

KMDA's role is multi-disciplinary: it is the agency of city planning, it sculpts new areas and townships, it develops physical infrastructure as well as provide basic services like water, drainage, waste management. KMDA is also the Technical Secretariat to Kolkata Metropolitan Planning Committee (KMPC). Besides these major functional areas, KMDA is also engaged in providing consultancy services and implementing projects on behalf of other public sector departments and agencies.[1]

HistoryEdit

The organisation was formed under a Presidential Ordinance in 1970. It works now under provision of the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning & Development) Act, 1979. Its Planning Directorate was set up in 1974.[2]

GovernanceEdit

KMDA has an 11-member Board that includes both elected peoples' representatives and nominated bureaucrats. The Honourable Minister-in-charge of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs in the Government of West Bengal is the ex-officio Chairman of the Board of KMDA.[1]

JurisdictionEdit

Jurisdiction
Settlements Name Total
Municipal Corporations Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Howrah, Chandannagar 4
Municipalities
1. North 24 Parganas district
Baranagar, Barasat, Barrackpore, Bhatpara, Dum Dum, Garulia, Halisahar, Kamarhati, Kanchrapara, Khardah, Madhyamgram, Naihati, New Barrackpore, North Barrackpur, North Dumdum, Panihati, South Dumdum, Titagarh
2. South 24 Parganas district
Baruipur, Budge Budge, Jaynagar Majilpur, Maheshtala, Pujali, Rajpur Sonarpur
3. Nadia district
Gayespur, Kalyani
4. Howrah district
Uluberia
5. Hooghly district
Baidyabati, Bhadreswar, Bansberia, Champdani, Dankuni, Hugli Chuchura, Konnagar, Rishra, Serampore, Uttarpara Kotrung
37

Notable projectsEdit

Development Location Start date Completion date References
Patuli Floating Market Patuli 2018 [3]
Baishnabghata Patuli Township Garia [4]
Bediapara Underpass South Dumdum
Dakshineswar Skywalk Dakshineswar 2015 2018[5] [6]
Kolkata Bus Rapid Transit System Ultadanga - E. M. Bypass - Garia 2011 ongoing [7]
Kolkata Eye Hooghly Riverfront 2011 Never started [8]
Kolkata West International City Howrah 2006 ongoing
Millennium Park Strand Road 1999 [9]
Nazrul Mancha Rabindra Sarobar 1980 [10]
Panihati Intake Jetty Panihati 2014 [11]
Maa Flyover E.M. Bypass - Park Circus 2010 2015 [12]
Storm Water Drainage Systems Dum Dum [13]
West Bengal Tele Academy Complex Baruipur 2022 [14]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "KMDA - About Us". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.
  2. ^ "Kolkata Metropolitan Area". KMA Map, Annual Report 2011. Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).
  3. ^ "First day, first show: Floating mart a hit". Times of India. 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ "7 govt agencies together own a 5th of Kolkata | Kolkata News - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 November 2017.
  5. ^ "CM Mamata Banerjee to open Dakshineswar skywalk on November 5". Times of India. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Skywalk boon for devotees". The Telegraph. 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Fresh blueprint for rapid bus commute". Times of India. 15 January 2010.
  8. ^ "At 135 metres, Kolkata to stare London in the eye". Times of India. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  9. ^ Adhikary, Srabani (30 September 2020). "দর্শকদের কাছে ফের আকর্ষণীয় করে তুলতে ফের সাজবে মিলেনিয়াম পার্ক". EI Samay (in Bengali).
  10. ^ "AC makeover for Nazrul Mancha". Times of India. 6 November 2013.
  11. ^ Mullick, Soumyadip (12 September 2019). "Construction of intake jetty might lead to ships getting stuck". The Statesman. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Kolkata to get state's longest flyover linking Howrah with EM Bypass". Hindustan Times. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Storm Water Drainage System" (PDF). WB Department of Municipal Affairs.
  14. ^ "Tele Academy Complex: টেলিভিশন অনেকের প্রিয় বন্ধু, পশ্চিমবঙ্গ টেলি আকাদেমি কমপ্লেক্স উদ্বোধন করে বললেন মমতা". www.anandabazar.com (in Bengali). Anandabazar Patrika. Retrieved 10 March 2022.