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Parking cum Market Complex

This Municipality have no proper taxi stand in the town for parking of  Taxis & Private Vehicles coming from outside carrying passengers due to which the local people as well as the tourists have to face great inconvenience. Tourists passing through Kurseong have a difficult time in finding a parking place in order to go to any restaurant or hotel for short sojourn or for marketing in the town. 


The previous Board of Councillors had selected a slope land near Kurseong Loco Shed for construction of a taxi stand for which plans and estimates were also prepared. But the execution of work could not be started by the previous Board. The present Board of Councillors felt that the site selected by the previous Board of Councillors was not suitable for construction of a taxi stand as it will be able to accommodate not more than 25 vehicles at a time and for the portion of the land NOC from the Railway Authorities is not possible. With the ever increasing population of Kurseong as also the increase in the number of vehicles every day, a bigger area was necessary for construction of a taxi stand. The Hat Bazar presently being used as a temporary market under the control  of  Land  and  Land  Reforms Department, would be most suitable for construction of a taxi stand.

 

There is an open space of about 0.127 acre and is within the heart of Kurseong town. The present Board of Councillors have decided to construct a taxi stand cum market complex in the said land. The taxi stand will be able to accommodate about 100 vehicles at a time. The plans and estimates for the above project have been prepared and submitted to Govt. of India through the State Govt. for sanction of funds under IDSMT project. The total cost of the project is Rs. 3.56 Crore and Rs. 2 Crore has been assured by the Govt. With the completion of the project, the Kurseong town will have solved a chronic problem of a taxi stand. The Municipality has also moved the State Govt for transfer of the Hat Bazar land to the Municipality. The State Govt. has intimated that the amount of Rs. 46 lakh shown due against the previous Board under IDSMT will be adjusted against the sanction of loan meant for construction of the taxi stand cum market complex. The matter has been taken up with the Govt. for waiving of the same.

 
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