Mangalore, Oct 30, 2014: To meet the need for better and easily maintainable toilets, high-tech e-toilets will be set up at five locations in Mangalore city, on a pilot basis. Announcing the introduction of e-toilets, at MCC council meeting on October 29, Wednesday, Mayor Mahabala Marla said that the Corporation is holding talks with a company. Superintendent Engineer Kantharaj said that the firm has come up with four models of e-toilets, including stainless steel toilet, middle steel and emperor models.
The e-toilets are unmanned toilets, where a person can enter the toilet by dropping a coin. These toilets with inbuilt water tank, operate automatically with an automated flushing facility, if the user forgets to flush. They not only solve the space constraint, but also avoid wastage of excessive water.
The Mayor also mentioned regarding introducing a software for regular data management of malaria cases reported in the city. Bangalore Medical Association has agreed to develop the software and it may cost around Rs five lakh.
Police power to MCC : The Mangalore City Corporation Council in its meeting, approved a proposal to seek the Municipal Administration directorate to allot police power to the City Corporation. This proposal is based on European model where urban local bodies are granted police power to carry out various drives in the city. The City Corporation, if granted with police power, need not depend on the police department to carry out operations like clearing illegal buildings and hoardings, the Mayor said.
The proposal will be submitted to the District Urban Development Cell which in turn will submit a comprehensive report to the Municipal Administration directorate.