Mangaluru, Dec 28, 2017: A total of 23 calls were received altogether, During the phone-in programme conducted at the Mayor’s chamber in Mangaluru City Corporation on Dec 27, Wednesday, people voiced their grievances regarding various civic issues. Most of the complaints were related to bad roads and poorly maintained UGD and stormwater drains. Mayor Kavitha Sanil directed MCC engineers to finish road repair works soon.
Abdul from Bunder expressed his displeasure on the road works near Rao and Rao circle being hit by “procrastination”. Rao from Anegundi, Sulaiman from Vijayanagara road, Alake, Padil, Arun from Land Links Township, Konchadi, a citizen from Perlaguri Padavinangadi, said that the concrete and asphalting had worn out on the roads in their locality causing much inconvenience to residents here. Requests made to local corporators have not yielded any results, they complained.
Mayor Sanil assured the callers that the officials concerned would look into their grievances and ensure that the road asphalting and concretisation works are completed before the onset of monsoon. Callers from Ambedkar Nagar, Vamanjoor and Kannur said that sewage is let out into open drains in their localities as a result of which, the area is infested with mosquitoes. The Mayor directed the Health officers to visit the concerned areas.
Bhat requested the mayor to take stern measures to effectively implement a ban on plastic bags in the city.
Street lighting : A citizen complained about the non-functioning of street lights in Balmatta. Rego from Kavoor said that the water supply pipe in Kavoor area is prone to breakage.
Sujatha from Subrahmanyapura, Kottara said that a lake in the area is contaminated due to seepage of UGD waste. The Mayor assured of constructing protective walls and taking necessary steps to stop the pollution of water. Varija from Chilimbigudde said that MCC water supply in the area is available only between 6 am to 7 am. Some other calls were related to illegal constructions, violation of set back rules, dumping of waste and so on.
Deputy Mayor Rajanish, Council Whip Shashidhar Hegde and MCC Commissioner Muhammed Nazir were present.