Mangaluru, Jan 10, 2020: While responding to calls during the phone-in programme in the city January 9, Thursday ; DK Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh said that the network of the command centres under Smart City Programme in Mangaluru are likely to get more service-oriented units. The command centres, monitored by the district administration and the Police Department, are meant to provide integrated services under a single roof, she explained.
The DK DC said that a command centre had been set up at her office. “Another such centre is being planned at the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) building. Both centres will be linked for better communication and efficient delivery of services,” she added.
“The command centres will receive all information through data streaming. CCTV surveillance, monitoring traffic density and assessment of pollution levels will be undertaken at the centre and further channelized by taking right complete action,” she stated .
The command centres will also help provide quick response during calamities and also enabled to provide integrated services in a smart way, the DK DC said.
She had been responding to the citizens’ expression of frustration regarding traffic chaos in the city.
RTA meet : Responding to a request by an autorickshaw driver from Mangaluru to revise autorickshaw fares, the DC said that a decision will be taken during the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) meet.
A caller from Kadaba and from Vittal complained that the ration card holders were facing inconvenience due to technical glitches in the server of food and civil supplies. She told that a special drive on voter enrolment will be held on January 9 and 10.
“Voters can apply in the prescribed format through the respective booth-level officers for corrections, additions, deletions, and upgrade in the voters’ all. The final electoral roll will be published on January 15,” she said and appealed the public to visit their respective polling booths.
Parking problem : A caller of Mangaluru drew the attention of the DC on the haphazard parking on both sides of the Kankanady – Falnir stretch. A lady of Kavoor said that the Hindu crematorium near the SC/ST model colony at Porkodi, Bajpe, should be provided power connection.
A social activist of Mangaluru pointed out the need to form an area sabha and ward committees in MCC limits. The deputy commissioner, who is also the administrator of the Mangaluru City Corporation, promised that ward committees would be set up soon after the formation of the council.
Officials told to solve endo victims’ woes : A person from Kokkada lamented that 180 endosulfan victims in Kokkada had not received pension since October. DK DC Sindhu Rupesh contacted the district health officer over the phone and directed him to furnish a report on the reasons behind the delay in releasing pension to endosulfan victims.