In a press release of Government of India published recently on 22 April 2015, it has been mentioned that the only urban body is West Bengal to already have introduced on-line building plan sanction is for New Town Kolkata in NKDA. Here is the link:
In the Smart New Town, the on-line building sanction process has been going on since years. There is no manual sanction. Digital signatures and AutoCAD software are used. The procedure is explained in http://nkdamar.org/Pages/OnlineBuildingPlan.aspx .
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Yesterday, Hon'ble Ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim jointly reviewed the progress of the 100 mgd (million gallons per day). Water Supply project that would bring water from Hoogly to New Town Water Treatment Plant. The treated water will be distributed to New Town, Salt Lake, South Dum Dum, Naba Diganta and Haroa as per the following formula: New Town 61 mgd, Salt Lake 20.5 mgd, Haoa 11 mgd, Nabadiganta 5 mgd and South Dum Dum 2.5 mgd. Costs would be shared on this proportion too. Water charges on actual intake would also be paid by various urban bodies to cover O&M expenses. MLA Sujit Bose, Chairperson Bidhannagar Krishna Chakraborty, Senior Hidco and PHE engineers and railway officers and agency Simplex were present...It was agreed that the railways would give final permission for underground pipe laying near Hoogly intake jetty near Tala bridge in a month's time and the trial water supply would start by August 2015...So far, pipe laying of 6 feet diameter pipes for 9.6km has been completed out out 10.5 km. A map:
Here is a clipping that came to my notice now: