When 86.34 percent of the original budget was spent, it is also a record.

Surat : Surat Municipal Corporation has set a record in capital works before the code of conduct for elections this year. For the first time in the history of Surat Municipality, 100 percent achievement in capital budget has been achieved in the financial year 2023-24. This has been recorded due to the work done by various departments and zones of the municipality. With this record this year, the municipality has estimated capital works at 4212 crores in the budget of the year 2024-25 to give more speed to the development of Surat. In the revised budget of Surat Municipal Corporation for the financial year 2023-24, an estimate of 3710 crores was made for development works and in the revised budget the estimate was increased to 3203 crores. Surat Municipality has already spent 100 percent of the revised budget just before the end of the financial year today. Commissioner Shalini Agarwal and her team have created history in the municipality by spending 3203 crores on development works. When 86.34 percent of the original budget was spent, it is also a record.

Surat Municipal Commissioner gave importance to the actual project in the budget, in addition to this, review meetings were also held continuously for the projects presented in the budget, due to which this real achievement was achieved. The municipal commissioner started the coordination meeting from the second day after announcing the budget and weekly accounts of the performance were taken with due attention to all the projects. Apart from this, following the work done in coordination with BJP rulers, Surat Municipality has done record break development works in the financial year. For the first time in the history of Surat Municipal Corporation, over 600 crores per year has been spent on development works over capital works in two financial years as compared to the previous year. Surat Municipality’s record breaking expenditure on capital work has contributed largely to the priority given to primary facilities in new areas. Greater emphasis has been laid on water, drainage, light and road works in the area included in the Surat Municipality. Apart from this, Surat Municipal Corporation has received 100 percent grant of Swarnim Yojana and Outergrowth in the years 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 for the first time, so the development of Surat city has accelerated.

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