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Kolkata
Kolkata
Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is the statutory planning and development authority for the Kolkata
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 under the ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Development of West Bengal
West Bengal
state government.

Contents

1 Functions 2 History 3 Governance 4 Jurisdiction 5 Projects 6 See also 7 External links 8 References

Functions[edit] 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] History[edit] The organisation was formed under a Presidential Ordinance in 1970. It works now under provision of the West Bengal
West Bengal
Town and Country (Planning & Development) Act, 1979. Its Planning Directorate was set up in 1974. Governance[edit] KMDA has an 11-member Board or Authority that includes both elected peoples' representatives and nominated bureaucrats. The Honourable Minister-in-charge of Urban Development in the Government of West Bengal is the ex-officio Chairman of the Board of KMDA.[1] Jurisdiction[edit] The jurisdiction includes Kolkata
Kolkata
district, Chandannagore, Chinsurah and Srirampore subdivisions of Hooghly district, Howrah district, North 24 Parganas district
North 24 Parganas district
and South 24 Parganas district.[2] Projects[edit]

Development Location Start date Completion date References

Baishnabghata Patuli Township Garia

Bediapara Underpass

Dakshineswar Skywalk

Kolkata
Kolkata
Bus Rapid Transit System

2011

Kolkata
Kolkata
Eye

2011 Never completed [3]

Kolkata
Kolkata
West International City

2006 ongoing

Millennium Park Strand Road

1999

Nazrul Mancha

Panihati Intake Jetty

Parama Island Flyover

2010

Storm Water Drainage Systems

[4]

See also[edit]

Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority

External links[edit]

Official KMDA website

References[edit]

^ a b "KMDA - About Us". Kolkata
Kolkata
Metropolitan Development Authority.  ^ " Kolkata
Kolkata
Metropolitan Area". KMA Map, Annual Report 2011. Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).  ^ "At 135 metres, Kolkata
Kolkata
to stare London in the eye". Times of India. 30 Nov 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.  ^ "Storm Water Drainage System" (PDF). WB Department of Municipal Affairs. 

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