Mangaluru, Mar 04, 2019: New taluks, Kadaba and Moodbidri will officially function from March 7th Thursday and the launch will be by revenue minister R V Deshpande, informed minister U T Khader speaking at a press conference at Circuit House.
Mangaluru taluk has a population of 10 lakh causing much work pressure and the creation of the new Ullal taluk will bring down this pressure considerably. This is a good step from administration point of view and towards effective implementation of the government’s programmes and its reach them to the people. In the future it will be recognized as Mangaluru rural/Ullal taluk, he explained.
Since Ullal is becoming a separate taluk, it will be getting a separate mini Vidhana Soudha, TP office, registrar office, taluk level Court, 100 beds hospital, playground, Ambedkar Bhavan which will be instrumental in its future development, felt Mr Khader.
With the order from the government, along with the decision on the villages that will be included, a special Tahsildar will be appointed and the taluk should start functioning in another 6-7 months.
The process of joining Farangipet, Pudu, Meramajalu, Kodmane and Thumbay to the taluk will be done he clarified.
Comprehensive rule for street lights : A comprehensive rule has been created to manage the street light problem within Mangaluru City Corporation limits and local institutions. Henceforth, LED street lights will be used and its complete maintenance will be the responsibility of tender holder. The rule states the voltage to be used for the street lights on the district’s roads and the inner streets. The maintenance of the street lights will be done only through tender process. Electricity bill and incentives will be provided by the local institutions. Due to this, issues regarding power failure and over billing will be resolved, explained U T K district minister.