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Message from Mayor
Siliguri, the AMRUT City is the head quarter of the plains Sub Division of Darjeeling District of West Bengal and is situated 392 feet above mean Sea level and in the foot hills of the Himalayas on the bank of the river Mahanand. A part of the city spreads over neighboring Jalpaiguri district. The City is located in the Siliguri Corridor a narrow strip of land linking mainland India to its north eastern states.
Siliguri connects the hill stations such as Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik and northeast states to the rest of India. It is the largest city of North Bengal.
Siliguri is the trade and commerce centre and the gate way to the North East India.Siliguri acts as a transit point for air, rail and road, connecting the neighboring countries like Nepal lies in the west of the city 10 km from Bagdogra), Bhutan (on the North East about 40 km and Bangladesh (in the south of Fulbari) The strategic location of the city makes it a base for essential supplies to the above regions.The four 'T's -Tea, Timber, Tourism and Transport -are the main businesses of Siliguri. It is a principal commercial, tourism, transportation, and educational centre in the northern part of West Bengal.
The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (parks); and (iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling).
Development is not a one point agenda. With the complex social, political and economic situation it is indeed a daunting task. However we believe that we are progressing in the right direction with the support of Government of West Bengal and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India we will be able to achieve the desired objectives.
Shri Asok N. Bhattacharya
Siliguri Municipal Corporation
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