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Citizens air civic woes during Mayor’s 2nd phone-in

Citizens air civic woes during Mayor’s 2nd phone-in

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 29,2017 : The second phone-in programme  of Mayor Kavitha Sanil held on June 27, Tuesday  received a total of 30 calls  drawing the attention of the Mayor to various grievances.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion, the Mayor said an information centre furnishing details about all facilities   available on behalf of the Mangaluru City Corporation would start functioning in a week’s time. Stating that there was a demand for such a centre from a caller during her previous phone-in, the Mayor said there was a delay  in view of   getting an informative handbook ready. Steps would be taken to  run the Centre after approval for the same  at the next Council  meeting, she said.

Mayor Kavitha Sanil 1

Mayor Kavitha Sanil 1

Mayor Kavitha Sanil 1

Mayor Kavitha Sanil 1

 The proposed information centre will operate from the ground floor of the MCC building, The handbook giving details of the  various services offered by MCC would be available for Rs 10, she said.

During the phone- in, a resident from Kadri Kambla complained about a drainage problem near the Chandrika Layout. The mayor assured to look into the problem and added that officials would be instructed to take necessary action.

A resident named Madhukar complained that the main road  leading to Yeyyadi from Barebail Global Court has not been concretised. While some inner roads here have been concretised the main road has not even been   asphalted, he said and  complained that the drains are filled with silt causing inconvenience during rains.

Responding to the same, the Mayor assured to take up the asphaltation works after monsoon. The side drains would be  desilted soon, she assured.

A senior citizen complained to the Mayor that the road from Jyothi to Bunts Hostel which was concretised nearly four years ago still does not have footpaths. The Mayor said tender has been invited for the same and the works would be taken up shortly.

A citizen complained to the Mayor regarding the use of ear deafening horns by buses while halting  at the bus stop near Ambedkar Circle close by the women’s college. The Mayor promised to bring the matter to the notice of the traffic  police.

To another complaint of frequent traffic snarls  from PVS Junction upto Bunts Hostel and that vehicles are parked in no-parking areas, the Mayor said the same  would be discussed at the traffic meet.

Another caller complained about  the menace of beggars  near Lalbagh,  A resident even suggested that the MCC  should give  priority to rain water harvesting and recharging of   abandoned borewells., Mayor assured to consider the suggestion.

Deputy Mayor Rajaneesh Kapikad, MCC Chief Whip Shashidhar Hegde, Standing Committee Chairperson Sabitha Misqith and  Commissioner Mohammad Nazeer were also present.

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Comments on this Article
Shravan B, Bejai Tue, June-27-2017, 7:44
Will the public woes be solved ? or just a phoning gimmick
Nayana Prabhu, mangaluru Tue, June-27-2017, 7:38
Many problems may come up as the there is no single road which is proper in the city these days .......
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