A hundred years ago June 18, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (June 18, 1919): Calcutta Improvement Trust.

The Government of Bengal has issued a resolution reviewing the progress made by the Calcutta Improvement Trust during the last three years. The resolution says that in spite of the difficulties arising out of war-time conditions and the litigation in which the Trust was involved in regard to the acquisition of surplus lands, much has been done in the transformation of congested areas and insanitary slums and the planning of new streets. Of the sixteen improvement schemes submitted to the Government during the last three years, twelve have received sanction and one is under consideration while three have been abandoned or modified. Of these the most costly scheme is central avenue, a wide thoroughfare passing through from north to south, the acquisition of land for which will cost two hundred lakhs gross and fifty lakhs net.

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