Mangaluru, Sep 26, 2017: Mayor Kavitha Sanil’s phone-in programme on September 26, Tuesday witnessed a caller making an ardent appeal to at least take some minimal measures to repair a kuchha road in Jeppinamogaru which even pedestrians find it difficult to use. He suggested that dug up bitumen prior to concretisation of any other road could be used on the road in his area.
The mayor immediately responded to the caller Walter D’Souza from Jeppinamogaru and instructed officials to prepare an estimate for the bituminisation of the road within two days.
Another caller Vincent Goveas from Maryhill said as many as 20 houses in his locality have not received water bills since five months and questioned what would be their plight if the corporation disconnects water connection considering them as defaulters.
To a suggestion by a citizen to repair the service road near Bharath Motors, Kuntikan, the Mayor said an estimate of Rs 19 lakh has already been prepared for this road.
A lady from Shaktinagar complained of a cement godown in a residential area that has created a dusty atmosphere. The mayor said the problem would be reviewed and the permit of the godown would be cancelled if necessary.
When Rameez of Baikampady said there are no bus shelters right from Kulur bridge till Suratkal, the Mayor said bus shelters would come up under Smart City project. Even MCF proposed a bus shelter, she added.
Many other grievances poured in during the phone-in to which the Mayor responded positively.
Shashidhar Hegde, former mayor and Abdul Ravoof, Standing Committee President, were also present.