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Durgapur Municipal Corporation

Durgapur Municipal Corporation
Durgapur Nagar Nigam
Logo of the Durgapur municipal Corporation.png
Logo of Durgapur Municipal Corporation
AbbreviationDMC
Formation1932 (Municipality), 1994 (Municipal Corporation)
TypeMunicipal Corporation
HeadquartersDurgapur City Centre,Durgapur
Official language
Bengali, English
Mayor
Dilip Kumar Agasty
Websitewww.durgapurmunicipalcorporation.org
Formerly called
Durgapur Notified Area

Durgapur Municipal Corporation (DMC) is the civic body that governs Durgapur in Durgapur subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal, India.

History

The Durgapur Notified Area(DNA) was formed in 1932 surrounding the areas in and around the Gopinathpur area and the halt station named Durgapur . The governing body got its name from the railway station. The formation of the Durgapur Steel Plant,an integrated steel plant and its steel township in late 1950 by the then chief minister of West Bengal , Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, heralded the rapid development of the region. Plenty of industries were set up at that time in Durgapur. As a result plenty of people from adjoining areas came to newly formed city to try their luck for a job in the city's hoard of Industries. By 1994 the city was thickly populated. Seeing this an act was passed to change the existing Durgapur Notified Area(DNA) to a Municipal Corporation and thus came into existence the present Durgapur Municipal Corporation governing a total area of 154 km2 and a population of total of 5.81 lakhs (according to the 2011 census) [1]

References

  1. ^ "Durgapur Municipal Corporation Act 1994".