Articles tagged under: SMC

School in Udhna, Surat sealed by SMC since a month; 941 students sitting at home!

July 10, 2024
School in Udhna, Surat sealed by SMC since a month; 941 students sitting at home!

Surat: Chhatrapati Shivaji School in the Udhna area of Surat has been shut for the last month due to sealing by the Surat Municipal Corporation(SMC) since June 3. Though the school management handed over an assurance letter and fire NOC, the procedure of unsealing is pending. As a result, as many as 941 students have been sitting at home without going to school for the last one month. The books supplied by the State government for students are also lying inside the school without access to st...Read More

Surat to have 34 fire stations in next 2-3 years as SMC plans construction of 9 more

July 08, 2024
Surat to have 34 fire stations in next 2-3 years as SMC plans construction of 9 more

Surat: The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is planning to increase the number of fire stations in the city from 25 to 34 due to frequent fire incidents. Currently, 20 stations are operational, and five are under construction. The new plan involves adding nine more stations to cover the expanding city limits and population. The fire department has observed an increase in fire incidents, especially in the outskirts of Surat. The existing 25 stations are inadequate to meet the growing needs of...Read More

SMC to procure additional 20,000 RFID chips to track stray cattle

July 05, 2024
SMC to procure additional 20,000 RFID chips to track stray cattle

Surat: The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is set to address the issue of stray cattle by purchasing an additional 20,000 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips. These chips are part of a new policy mandated by the High Court to track and manage stray cattle. To comply with this policy, SMC will procure 20,000 more injectable RFID chips, tag kits, and visual ear tags at a cost of Rs 43 lakh. Currently, the corporation has only 5,558 chips and tags remaining, which may last two months. ...Read More

SMC to run 4 buses to Surat Diamond Bourse from Varachha and Katargam

July 05, 2024
SMC to run 4 buses to Surat Diamond Bourse from Varachha and Katargam

Surat: The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be running four additional buses to the Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) located in the Khajod area. These buses will commence operation from Ashadi Beej on July 7th, running from Varachha and Katargam to the SDB. The administrators of the Diamond Bourse are working to make the SDB thrive, and this decision from the SMC aims to support these efforts. Deputy Commissioner Rajendra Kumar stated that it is in everyone's interest to make the Diamond B...Read More

False ceiling collapse at SMC community hall leaves 10 injured in Surat

July 01, 2024
False ceiling collapse at SMC community hall leaves 10 injured in Surat

Surat: The false ceiling of Surat Municipal Corporation's (SMC) Khatodara community hall collapsed on Sunday during a haldi ceremony. At least 10 people were injured in the mishap, with one person suffering a head injury. The sudden collapse caused panic among guests, prompting them to scatter, leading to the cancellation of the ceremony. The incident occurred amid heavy rain in the city, prompting several fire teams to respond for rescue operations. However, the hosts had already transpor...Read More

SMC saves Rs 1079 crore through renewable energy and waste management

June 29, 2024
SMC saves Rs 1079 crore through renewable energy and waste management

Surat: Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has saved Rs 1079 crore until now through effective waste management and renewable energy initiatives. SMC saved Rs 60.54 crore from wind power and Rs 6.18 crore from solar power in the financial year 2023-24 alone.SMC has presented its budget for the year 2024-25, amounting to Rs 8700 crore. The budget includes capital expenditure and also focuses on creating additional income sources. SMC’s efforts to save money through tertiary treatment plants, so...Read More

Drones vs Mosquitoes in Surat ! Civic body to use tech to combat breeding

June 28, 2024
Drones vs Mosquitoes in Surat ! Civic body to use tech to combat breeding

Surat: The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC), aiming to combat mosquito breeding, will use drones for surveillance and to spray insecticide on the rooftops of residential societies and houses. In an experimental project, the SMC will inspect the rooftops of buildings and houses. After identifying potential mosquito breeding spots, it will use drones to spray insecticide in these areas. Additionally, the SMC plans to use drones to spray insecticide in Koyli Khadi, Mithi Khadi, Kankra Khadi, Be...Read More

SMC’s wastewater treatment plants generate Rs 557 crore since inception in 2014

June 25, 2024
SMC’s wastewater treatment plants generate Rs 557 crore since inception in 2014

Surat: The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has generated ₹557 crore in revenue from wastewater treatment since 2014. SMC operates three tertiary treatment plants and supplies treated wastewater to industries. The revenue over ten years has surpassed the ₹379 crore expenditure for the project of wastewater treatment. Each of the three tertiary treatment plants has a capacity of 115 minimal liquid discharge (MLD). These plants supply treated sewage water for industrial use. In 2014, these...Read More

SMC to remove 40 speed breakers and reduce 44 traffic circles

June 20, 2024
SMC to remove 40 speed breakers and reduce 44 traffic circles

Surat: The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to remove 40 speed bumps and reduce or eliminate 44 large traffic circles within 7 days to improve traffic flow. This decision was taken in a meeting chaired this week by Rajan Patel, Chairman of the SMC's standing committee, along with traffic cell officials and police officers. The move comes in response to ongoing issues faced by commuters, particularly delays caused by poorly designed traffic circles and impediments like speed bumps. ...Read More

Prolonged closure of Surat Millennium 2 Market hits 500 crore business, shopkeepers protest

June 19, 2024
Prolonged closure of Surat Millennium 2 Market hits 500 crore business, shopkeepers protest

Surat: Shopkeepers and labourers at Millennium 2 Market in Bhatena, Surat, are distressed by the continued closure of the market by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC). The closure initiated ten days ago due to fire safety concerns, has led to protests as shops remain sealed despite completing required rectifications.Shopkeepers claim there has been no action despite assurances from the municipality to reopen the market after necessary modifications. This delay comes at a critical time as pr...Read More