Mangaluru, June 11, 2016: Addressing mediapersons at his office in MCC on Friday, Mangaluru Mayor Harinath K said several development works will be initiated in MCC, Mangalore City Corporation in limits city.
The Mayor said he had met the chief minister and the minister of urban development in Bengaluru recently and discussed various issues related to the development works. Earlier, the system of single tender at MCC was subject to the jurisdiction of the deputy commissioner. The minister has assured to issue an order that gives the right to the MCC to sanction the single tender. The order is expected in the next two days. Also, it was requested to extend the limit of sanctioning the development works from Rs one crore to Rs five crore.
Kadri and Kankanadi markets development works are in the state of technical approval. Kavoor market development work has been sanctioned and handed over to the Nirmithi Kendra. The work will be carried out at a cost of Rs one crore. Tender has been invited towards the development of Kavoor junction market, he said. Mayor Harinath said steps have been taken to submit an application to the Supreme Court, seeking permission to supply water from Lakya dam to Mangaluru.
A request was made to the minister to take steps towards simplification of rules so that the pending funds of around 100 crore in premium FAR may be utilised towards incomplete development works. He said the construction of the night shelter in Bunder area for siteless is in the last stage and will be inaugurated soon. The shelter can accommodate 85-90 people.
The construction of dining hall at the Town Hall premises will be taken up at a cost of one crore and the ground breaking will be done soon. The MCC will distribute 15,000 cloth bags to people as part of Swacch Mangaluru programme, the mayor said. Urban Development standing committee president Lancelot Pinto said that to manage flood situations, the MCC has set up helpline services. People may call on 2220306, 2220319 or 155313.
Meanwhile Mayor Harinath denied the claims by some senior Congress leaders that he was part of a delegation which met the chief minister and complained about former Union Minister B Janardhana Poojary. The mayor said he never involves himself in such activities. If he had to tell something, he would tell it directly, he said. He too, believes in the ideologies of the Congress party and need not have to learn it from others, he added.
He clarified that when the delegation met the chief minister, issues of selection of Corporation Board presidents, problem of 9-11, formation of representative committee towards 94 CC, requirement of more funds for the new building of Lady Goshcen Hospital and Paschima Vahini projects were discussed. The chief minister has agreed to call a meeting of ministers regarding Paschima Vahini project. Also, he assured of releasing an additional Rs 10 crore towards the new building of Lady Goschen hospital, Harinath said.