Mangalore, Oct 16, 2014: Discussing on the proposed plan with the Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, the Karnataka Housing Board Officials and the concerned in detail, District in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai checked the progress on the plan of new district administration complex proposed to come up at Padil and suggested incorporating several changes in the blueprint of the proposed construction, to be in line with the budget requirements.
Minister Rai said that the state government in its budget has announced a provision of Rs 23 crore each, to build district administration complex in six districts and DK is one. It should ensure that the expenses do not exceed the budget. Keeping in mind the cost escalation and other factors, the budget should be limited to Rs 40 crore.
After the DC’s office is shifted to the new complex, some government departments could be accommodated in the old district administration complex, he said. He further directed the DC to intimate the government departments to conduct meetings to finalise their requirement in terms of space in the new building, based on their staff strength and to submit the requirement to the district administration.
The minister suggested the KHB officials to incorporate changes so as to fit the building to suit the budget and accordingly come up with a reoriented plan within 10 days.
The public seemed to feel that having offices divided between the old and new locations will inconvenience the public if it has to go for portions of the work to different locations. The needs of the public must be seriously considered.
The new district administrative complex is to include DC’s office, DC’s court hall, conference hall, rooms for district in-charge minister, MP and MLA, canteen, bank, post office, Mangalore-one centre, ATM, police outpost, rest rooms, stationary shops etc. Apart from these, 30 district and taluk level offices will be pooled to the new complex. KHB representative Anil G Sangolli, Superintendent of Police Dr D Sharanappa and others were present.