Belgaum Cantonment is the only cantonment in the state of Karnataka. It was established in the year 1832. Since then the Cantonment has made rapid progress in providing its residents with the best civic amenities possible. Cantonment of Belgaum is known for its greenery, tree lined spacious roads, good civic amenities and well mannered hospitable residents.
The Cantonment Board has during the last three years widened existing roads to accommodate growing traffic, modernized its water supply and drain lines and provided street lighting in every corner of the cantonment. Most of the working of the Board has been computerised to provide better and quicker service to the residents. The office has been renovated as per modern principles of file movement and aesthetics.
Cantonment Board has also formulated a plan for the long run. The water supply position to fort is set to improve with the revamping of line from GLSR to Fort. More roads would be taken up for widening and more footpaths would be paved. Staff of the Board is always available for any assistance.
But ultimately it is up to the residents to make most of the efforts put up by the Board. The residents on their side have to be more responsible. They have to make proper use of the facilities provided by the bd. It is expected that the residents put the domestic waste in the dust bins provided for that purpose. Taxes and other charges should be paid in time. Activities like unauthorized constructions and encroachments on government land should be avoided. It is only with the active participation from residents that any initiative taken up by the Board can be a success.
The idea of hosting an official website by the Board is an idea that is in tune with times. It helps in making the administration more transparent and user friendly. I commend the efforts put in by the CEO and the staff in making this project a reality in such a short time using resources available in house.
President, Cantonment Board Belgaum
Brig. Govind Kalwad, YSM