Mangaluru, Apr 18, 2016: Addressing media, B.A. Mohiuddin Bava, MLA, Mangaluru City North informed, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lay foundation stone for development works worth about Rs. 8 crore under the Mangaluru City North Assembly Constituency at Surathkal on April 21, Thursday
He went on to say that four major works would be taken up under the funds. It included construction of a swimming pool at Krishnapura at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.50 crore. The facilities would be created at the sub-office of Mangaluru City Corporation at Surathkal to upgrade it as a zonal office. A sum of Rs. 2.25 crore has been reserved for it.
The MLA said that about 85 shops in the Surathkal market would be temporarily shifted to the Kendra Maidan, Surathkal, for building a modern market. A sum of Rs. 1.80 crore would be spent for creating temporary facilities for shop-keepers at the madian.
Asked whether such a huge amount was required to create temporary facilities at the maidan, the MLA said that as the shop-keepers shifted would have to be there till the modern market complex was ready, Rs. 1.80 crore was required to build facilities at the maidan. He said that the modern market complex would be built in phases. An estimation for Rs. 130 crore has been prepared for it and sent to the government for approval.
The MLA said that the fourth work included upgrading Surathkal-MRPL Road into a six-lane concrete road up to a length of 800 m at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.80 crore. The road would be upgraded between Surathkal Town and Railway Gate on the road.
MLA Bava said that the road is about 5 km long. The remaining stretch would have to be upgraded as six-lane road with the financial contribution from various oil companies and industries using the road. The companies and industries in the constituency would have to contribute funds under their corporate social responsibility scheme. The expansion project might require about Rs. 50 crore.
The MLA said that the companies and industries were spending funds reserved under corporate social responsibility in North India instead of in Mangaluru. MLA Bava said that underground drainage works would be taken up in 23 wards in the constituency at an estimated cost of Rs. 130 crore.