Ch'nagar CMC presents budget of Rs 60.95 crore

City Municipal Council president S Nanjundaswamy presented a Rs 60.95-crore budget, with a surplus of Rs 62.19 lakh, for the year 2016-17, here, on Wednesday.

Beginning with an opening balance of Rs 17.75 crore, the budget proposes to spend Rs 60.32 crore out of Rs 60.95 crore. The budget mirrors the financial status of the CMC as it expects to collect a revenue of just Rs 3.54 crore during the year, while Rs 27.53 crore is expected from the Centre and the State governments.

The expenditure includes development of roads, underground drains, streetlights, drinking water projects, solid waste management and others.

Drinking water unitsNanjundaswamy said, Rs 30 lakh had been earmarked for installing five drinking water purification and supply units, which supplies water at Re 1 per litre. He explained that there were already three such units in the city and proposals had been submitted to the MP, MLAs and MLCs, seeking funds. 

“Plans are on to set up one such unit in each ward, based on the funds released.

Steps have been taken to instal an express feeder at a cost of Rs 52 lakh as problems are being faced in water supply. Water Supply and Sewerage Board has taken up the works, which is in the finishing stages. Measures have been taken to replace all the three pumps at Mangala Pump House,” Nanjundaswamy said.

Road worksIt was decided to widen B Rachaiah Road into 100 ft and Rs 10 crore is earmarked for it under Nagarothana project. But the works have been delayed due to technical problems, he said.

The PWD Minister has approved concretisation of the road at a cost of Rs 39 crore. A report will be submitted soon, he added. 

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