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Mosquitoes bite the realtor’s pocket in Kolkata
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to levy charges for killing mosquito larvae in and around residential, commercial and under-construction buildings in the city. As part of the drive, the civic team will visit the multi-storied buildings, which are under construction, to destroy mosquito larvae at the sites. In the next phase, the team will visit private commercial offices and residential buildings to kill mosquito larvae, but only against a fee. According to the KMC rules, if any civic team during its drive finds mosquito larvae at the construction sites, a notice will be given to the realtor asking him to clear stagnant water within next three days. If the subsequent visit reveals that no action has been taken, the civic body can lodge a complaint against the developer with the municipal tribunal. Surprisingly, there is no protest from the realtors. On the contrary, some of them have reportedly agreed to pay the fee - likely to be Rs 2 per square metre area - for the civic service.
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