After a lull of nine days subsequent to the results of Durgapur Municipal Corporation announced on 17 August, the state Urban Development Ministry has finally declared that the oath taking ceremony of the new civic body of Durgapur will be held on 6 September.
With the passing away of the last date of nomination withdrawal, battle line for the Durgapur Municipal Corporation election scheduled to be held on 13 August has been drawn. Alleged reports of arm flexing by ruling party supporters is creating doubts on a free and fair poll.
Arun Kumar Prasad, the CEO of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority, who has been entrusted with the added responsibility of administrator of Durgapur Municipal Corporation, has assumed charges, yesterday.
After Bengal state election commission’s list of municipalities where civic poll will be held next month doesn’t finds mention of Durgapur, CPI(M) launched agitation demanding timely election to Durgapur Municipal Corporation.
In an effort to take a ground stock of the party before the upcoming Durgapur Municipal Corporation election, TMC minister, Aroop Biswas visited 17 wards of Durgapur and heard complains and grievances against several local TMC leaders.
Businessman lodges verbal complaint with the Durgapur Municipal Corporation, against a prominent TMC leader of Durgapur accusing the leader of preventing him from collecting toll from vehicles plying on Kanjilal Avenue; the contract of which he bagged recently.
Most of the beauty parlours and spas in Durgapur are at present doing their business illegally as their trade license has not been renewed since March this year because many of them are accused of being the centre of various illegal activities including flesh trade.
Durgapur residents facing acute drinking water crisis from Wednesday are not likely to get any respite soon as all the 3 pumps installed at the waterworks in Angadpur in Durgapur for lifting water from the Damodar riverbed has faltered one after the other.