Mangaluru, Mar 11, 2015: The state government has given its approval to name Balmatta - Bendoorwell Road in the city after Congress leader late Blasius M D’Souza, who was the MLA of Mangaluru and a minister in the state cabinet.
Mangaluru City South MLA J R Lobo said the department of urban development has, in its order dated February 24, given its assent to the proposal to name the road between Balmatta junction to Karavali Circle in Bendoorwell as ’Blasius M D’Souza Road’. "The government has named the road after the former minister considering his contributions to the city in terms of development. He has taken several initiatives for the development of the city during his capacity as a political leader, MLC, MLA and minister," Lobo said adding that a ceremony will be held to officially announce the name of the road soon. Blassy D’Souza entered politics as a city corporation council corporator in 1962 from Congress.
Later, he served as the District Congress Committee president, MLC, MLA and also as a minister in M Veerappa Moily government, Lobo said, adding that very soon another in the city will be named after freedom fighter Barrister Attavar Yellapa.