Temple City Bhubaneswar celebrates 42nd Local Self Government Day

Bhubaneswar: The Temple City has created an exemplary position by becoming one of the cleanest cities in the Eastern part of India during the Swachh Survekshan, 2017. In order to take its stake much ahead of its unique achievement, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) during the three-day-long, 42nd Local Self Government Day (LSGD) celebration starting today, the civic body came out with 15 new toilet complexes with various categories i.e. Hybrid, Public and Community types.
In a nutshell, the biggest corporation of the State had 35 projects on the Day-1 including 21 inaugurations and 14 foundation stone laying ceremonies across its North Zone. This year, the three days would be distributed among the three administrative zones of BMC to have all the new projects scheduled for the three-days during the LSGD-2017. All these 35 projects would cost BMC Rs 9.61 Crore.
Inauguration of various toilet projects include a five-seater Hybrid Toilet near XIMB, four-seater Community Toilet near Sion Shramik Basti, five-seater Hybrid Toilet at SBI ATM Square Niladri Vihar, six-seater Community Toilet near Ishaneswar temple at Buddha Park, five-seater Hybrid Toilet near DAV School Chandrasekharpur, six-seater Community Toilet at Sabara Sahi Gadakana, seven-seater Hybrid Toilet at Railway Market Mancheswar, five-seater Hybrid Toilet at Laxmivihar Crossing, 10-seater Hybrid Toilet near Jaydev Vihar Square, five-seater Hybrid Toilet opposite Prabhuji English Medium School, Public Toilets near Rasulgarh truck parking area and in front of Mancheswar Police Station, five-seater Hybrid Toilet near Durga Mandap Mancheswar, Public Toilet at Hanspal and Pandra.
However, besides the various toilet types, the civic body has also given emphasis to various parks across the North Zone area. While on the Day one of the LSGD-2017 celebration one park was inaugurated at VSS Nagar, foundation stones were laid for 10 other parks in order to provide recreational and smart lifestyle to citizens of all age groups.
Foundation stones were laid for parks at: Maitree Vihar, BDA EWS Colony Chandrasekharpur, Niladri Vihar BDA-Housing Board Sector III, Sailashree Vihar VIM-95, VIM-162 and VIM-242. Similarly at Prashanti Vihar foundation stones were laid for two parks at LP-560 and LP-189 respectively. While foundation stone was also laid for a park at New Government Colony, a park will be constructed inside Vani Vihar campus near F and G type quarters, respectively.
In order to provide common meeting place for the local communities, while a community centre at Prashanti Vihar was inaugurated today, foundation stone was laid for another community centre at BDA Colony, Chandrasekharpur.
Water bodies have become the cooling spots for the local environment as urban areas are increasingly becoming concrete jungles. In order to upkeep the traditional water bodies BMC has undertaken a massive task and under that Bhotapada Tank and Ugalamani Tank at Chakeisiani and both were inaugurated today.
While the civic body is devising projects for the citizens of the city, the civic body is also taking enough measures to care about the dead and hence renovated a crematorium at Gadakana. Similarly, foundation stone was also laid near Banafula Basti in Ward No. 2.
In order to provide organised and disciplined vending space, a vending zone was inaugurated today for local vendors in Pandra so that the local vendors would have a cleaner business zone for them.
While the foundation stone was laid for the construction of the office building for North Zone office of BMC at Chandasekharpur, foundation stone was also laid for a day care centre for senior citizens in VSS Nagar.