Mangaluru Oct 14, 2016: District in Charge Minister Ramanath Rai has directed officials to speed up the work on Ladygoshen Hospital in Mangaluru and Ambedkar Bhavan being constructed in Bantwal Taluk.
Addressing the officials at the review meeting in DC office today October 14, Friday Ramanath Rai reviewed the status of the pending development works on Ladygoshen Hospital.Officials informed that the Ladygoschen building is being constructed by the Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals limited as a part of their corporate social responsibility and there will be chances of nearly 10.5 crores of shortage for the completion of five- storey block. Lady Goshen hospital is likely to get some relief in March when part of its 275-bed new block will be opened.
Ramanath Rai insisted officials to utilize the existing funds to construct public friendly requirements in the hospital and speed up the pending works as soon as possible.
Discussion was also held on a multipurpose stadium being proposed at Benjanpadavu and nine acres of land has been allotted for the stadium at an estimated cost of 10 crores. Three phase project also been proposed for swimming pool at Yemmekere at an estimated cost of 12 crores, and government has sanctioned Rs 5 crores for the three phase project, he added.
Regarding the Ambedkar Bhavan, he said the project has been on hold due to a land issue and stressed the need to speed up the project.
Discussions were held on Urban Eco Park and Aquarium project at an estimated cost of Rs. 18 crores. Officials informed that field work and fencing has been completed and the detailed project report has been approved by the administration. He said there is a technical problem in this project.
Superintendent of Wenlock Hospital Rajeshwari said that, construction of new block is under process and demanded to form technical expertise committee to inspect the old blocks for the purpose of renovation. Nearly 2.7 acres of Wenlock land is left vacant, she said and demanded construction of quarters for the hospital workers.
Speaking about Shiradi Ghat works, Ramanath Rai said the PWD has tentatively planned to take up Shiradi Ghat reconstruction from October 15th. The State government has decided to set aside Rs 450 crores for conducting the next Mahamastakabhisheka at Shravanabelagola. Proposal has been sent to grant 15 crores to improve infrastructure facilities and road connectivity to the holy places in the neighbouring districts.