Mangaluru, Dec 18, 2019: MLC Ivan D’Souza set an ultimatum of 4 pm of January 1, 2020, to Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel to declare the Pumpwell flyover open for traffic.
He said that, going by the pace of the work, one feels that the flyover will not become a reality up to March 2020. “The authorities should not open the flyover merely for opening. All precautionary measures should be taken to complete the work of a full-fledged flyover,” he stressed.
“The MP should visit the flyover and review the ongoing work. He should initiate measures to expedite the work. Hardly three to four labourers are engaged in the work daily. Kateel has utterly failed to ensure the completion of the work on the flyover at Pumpwell for the last 10 years,” D’Souza demanded.
The District Congress Committee will constitute a fact-finding committee to check the progress of the work, said the MLC. The work on the flyover at Pumpwell is trolled in the social media as well. If the authorities fail to complete the work, then the DCC will announce its future course of action, D’Souza warned.
Christmas celebration : Ivan D’Souza held Christmas and Deepavali functions at Town Hall on Monday. As many as 500 beneficiaries were given 5 kg rice each. In addition, Carol singing competitions, drawing on Deepavali and Christmas and others were held.
St Aloysius College Registrar Prof A M Narahari released ‘Tides of Accomplishments —PentAlmanac — Ivan D’Souza: Five Years as a Legislator’.