Mangaluru, April 26, 2015: Speaking at a review meeting at MCC here on April 25, Saturday, South MLA J R Lobo directed Mangalore City Corporation officials to reduce response time for rain hazards. A team from health, revenue and engineering department should be kept ready to deal the situation from a humanitarian standpoint. The MLA said during the last monsoon the situation in Bamboo bazaar, Rao and Rao Circle, Pump well and several other areas was pathetic. He said that If this repeats, he would have to visit the place and force the staff to act. Official should concentrate more on Kodialbail, Hoigebazar, Bajal and Bundar areas.
He also stated that there should not be any delay in issuing clearance certificates for constructions without any violation or for minor reasons. If there is any technical issues bring it to the notice of the commissioner, but if this trend continues he would ask the Urban Development Minister and replace all DPOs with civil engineers he warned. Land acquisition for UGD can be done under Right of Way Act and officials need not sit helpless without continuing development works, he said. The MLA also discussed about the proposed three floor bus stand at Pumpwell and upgradation of Kadri, Kankanady, Urwa and Central markets with modern facilities.
He suggested builder Dharmaraj to prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the projects and promised to get funds sanctioned. Another meeting on the up-grading of markets would be called in the middle of next month. The meeting chaired by the MLA also raised objections about the irrational classification of commercial and residential values in City. MLA Lobo said that the corporation should look into the classification and naming of the roads, lanes and inner lanes. Uniform commercial value is fixed for roads irrationally, without considering the commercial value.
He said local corporators and officials can review the places and suggest names till May 31. The Mayor should pass a circular about the valuation of commercial and residential value to all corporators. A calendar should be prepared with the details of valuation, including date and persons to be involved. CREDAI President D B Mehta expressed concern and demanded that no resident should be harassed.
Mangalore City Corporation Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, Mayor Jacintha Vijaya Alfred, Deputy Mayor Purushotham Chitrapur, Dharmaraj of Infrastructure Development Foundation, Corporator Shashidhar Hegde were present among others.