Govt decides establishing PMDA

Waking up to the need of urgent restructuring of the city's infrastructure following the horrible flood-like situation in many parts of the city after heavy rain this month, the state government has now decided to create an entirely new authority - Patna Metropolitan Development Authority (PMDA) - to undertake comprehensive development plan and survey work of the proposed metropolitan area. The work of the authority will include the infrastructure development for water supply, drainage and sewerage as well. The massive water logging in various parts of the city earlier this month has caused much trouble for the people and government as well. The incident has exposed the poor city planning and the inability of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to handle such recurring situation every year.

The proposed PMDA will have much more extent than the PMC and will include the neighboring areas of Danapur, Fatuha and Phulwarisharif. The cabinet approved the Urban Development and Housing Department (UDHD) proposal in this regard. The Secretary to the UDHD will head the 10-member PMDA. The other members of the PMDA will include

  • District Magistrate, Patna
  • Commissioner, PMC
  • Executive Officer of Danapur Civic Body
  • Executive Officer of Khagaul Civic Body
  • Executive Officer of Phulwarisharif Civic Body
  • 2 Government Expert having relevant expertise
  • Representative (above joint-secretary) of Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED)
  • Representative (above joint-secretary) of State Road Construction Department