Udupi, Sep 30, 2014: The general body meeting of taluk panchayat on September 29, discussed various problems, including housing schemes and infrastructure facilities. Members Veronica Corenelio and Umesh Nayak raised objection for not handing over the houses sanctioned under Basava Vasati Yojane.
They said that GPS uploading of the photos of the house is also posing problem to the smooth functioning of the scheme.
EO Rajendra Bekal said that 510 houses have been blocked in Udupi taluk panchayat area, of which 191 were updated. Some of them are in the phase of GPS reading. He clarified that according to the provisions of Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation, houses that exceed the expenditure are not approved.
“There was a meeting under Town Planning Director on September 26. A master plan will be prepared in connection with town planning. However, the master plan will take one year to complete, as it involves resurvey and draft notification in the initial phase. The zonal changes, residential area, schools and Anganawadis will be clearly demarcated,” he said. Road widening issue
Member Athradi Satyanand Nayak urged that the proposed road widening work between Athradi and Ontibettu should be limited to 25 metres (from the median) on both sides. He said the rules applicable in land acquisition in town limits should be followed in the road stretch of Athradi and Ontibettu villages while upgrading Udupi-Molakalmur SH to NH. He said that Athradi village which is within the radius of five -km from Udupi city is keen to be a part of Greater Udupi by ceding with the Udupi CMC.
A resolution has already been passed to this effect. The people in Athradi village now have to get No objection certificate (NOC) from the Urban Development Authority for the construction of buildings and for other development works. The rule applicable to town limits is also binding for Athradi village. But instead of 25 meters, the authorities have been planning to acquire 40 meters, Nayak said. Member Bhaskar Rao said that 20 Koraga families who were promised of land in Padur have not received the land so far. There is a lack of commitmnt it was generally said.