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Award: Yes, Services: No
Nov 03, 2012
Bhubaneswar, Nov. 2: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) might have won an award for e-governance achievements, but ground realities tells a different story.
National honour for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation's e-services
Oct 30, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation's e-governance delivery system for citizens has drawn national attention.
Saheed Nagar vendors demand rehabilitation
Oct 20, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Hundreds of vendors of Saheed Nagar Haat, who were evicted from the market place for construction of a commercial-cum-housing complex in 2004, were up in arms with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and construction company demanding rehabilitation in the market complex. The vendors locked up the main gate of the shopping mall, which was scheduled to be inaugurated on Friday and
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation contractors under e-scanner
Oct 07, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Contractors undertaking civic works in the city can no longer take the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and residents for a ride, nor will they need to grease palms of officials to get their payments cleared. In yet another e-governance initiative, the civic body is all set to start a contractor and supplier management system (CSMS), which will help monitor progress of wor
BMC needs to clean up its act
Oct 06, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Keepers of public amenities are wallowing in filth themselves. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation's (BMC) office premises are filthy with overflowing sewer lines, heaps of garbage and betel leaf juice stained corridors. As one enters the BMC headquarters near Kalpana Square, one is greeted with the sight of betel leaf juice stains and disposable tea cups strewn all around near the
Civic body launches hygiene drive in Bhubaneswar slums
Oct 04, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The city civic body has launched Project Samman to improve sanitation and standard of living in slums. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) launched the ambitious plan a few days ago. BMC has tied up with two voluntary organizations to develop a sustainable improved sanitation model for urban slums. After its successful implementation, Project Samman would be extended to Cuttac
Pay-up push for realtors, Bhubaneswar Real Estate,
Oct 03, 2012
Bhubaneswar, Oct. 2: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has decided to raise awareness to make real-estate developers contribute towards local area development by paying no-objection certificate fees. For the past one-and-half years, the civic body has collected 2 per cent of the project cost for local development — developing drains, roads and sewerage. Sources said around Rs 10 crore has
BMC money to monitor city sweepers ‘goes to waste’
Sep 25, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The city civic body's whopping expenditure of Rs 1.65 crore on mobile-governance project has raised several eyebrows with citizens terming the exercise as "white elephant". Though BMC had launched the hi-tech project nearly a month ago to keep an eye on sanitation workers playing truant at workplace, garbage continues to remain scattered at major places in the city. A private firm
Inauguration spree by BMC on eve of Self Govt Day
Aug 31, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday went on an inauguration spree of various completed and proposed projects on the eve of Local Self Government Day, which would be observed on Friday. State housing and urban development minister Raghunath Mohanty laid the foundation stone of proposed night shelter project in Bhimpur. The project would be commissioned at a cos
Bhubaneswar going to the dogs?
Aug 30, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Worried over the population explosion of stray cattle and dogs in the city, the state government has asked the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to prepare an action plan to get rid of the bovine and canine menace. In a letter to the civic body on Monday, the secretary of housing and urban development department, Injeti Srinivas, has sought the action plan within a week.
Staff crunch: BMC’s development works suffer
Aug 23, 2012
Development works under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are moving at a snail’s pace, courtesy staff crunch. Even as the city is bursting at its seams, there is no increase in the civic body’s staff strength. And with work pressure on existing officers holding additional charges increased with each passing day, execution of various development works is suffering. Even as a proposal
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation road encroaches on prime private property
Aug 23, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has admitted to mistakenly constructing a road on the private property of a septuagenarian man. Though the civic body has admitted to the goof up, Bimbadhar Das, who retired from a private organization around 10 years ago, and his three daughters have been making rounds of government offices since March 2010 to reclaim their land. Source
Poor sanitation plagues posh locality
Jul 10, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Tussle between Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and public health engineering department (PHED) has taken its toll on the sanitation activities in posh Saheed Nagar locality (ward no.22) where the civic body had launched "Clean Bhubaneswar" campaign last year. Residents alleged that neither PHED nor BMC workers are disposing of the waste taken out of manholes. "The waste is

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