Udupi, Jan 30, 2018: City Municipal Council on Jan 29, Monday presented a surplus budget of Rs 1.06 crore for the year 2018-19. President Meenakshi Madhav Bannanje said the CMC has received the amount of Rs 5.67 crore and another Rs 5.27 crore from the State Finance Commission. Besides, the State Finance Commission has released Rs 7.27 crore for the payment of electricity bills.
She said elaborate plans have been made to introduce several development programmes. She added that Rs 4.72 crore is earmarked for administrative maintenance. Emphasising on the Varahi irrigation project, Bannanje said, “As part of the permanent drinking water supply, the CMC is embarking on bringing Varahi water by laying pipelines. The water would be sufficient for the months during peak summer. About 42 MLD water would be supplied from Varahi through pipelines. Six overhead tanks would be constructed. The project is being developed at a cost of Rs 270 crore.”
She said as many as 620 sodium lights have been replaced by LED lights, which would help save Rs 40 lakh a year. The process to introduce LED lights in 35 wards with Rs 1.28 crore is underway.
“The project survey report is being prepared for the underground drains which will be started at a cost of Rs 90 crore. Also, Rs 3.5 crore is earmarked for the maintenance of pipelines and Rs 790 to outsource the garbage collection. Under Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, Rs 13.16 crore is earmarked to arrange the transportation of garbage. Plans have been chalked out to develop the solid waste area at Karwalu by introducing machines to condense the garbage beside the second phase landfill site,” said the president.
“A new building for the CMC is planned at a cost of Rs 15 crore. The state government will release Rs 9 crore,” she added.
“The authorities will take action against illegal hoardings and banners. To ensure hassle-free traffic movement, the junctions will be developed at strategic locations. A commercial complex will be constructed at Rs 1.25 crore to mobilise the resource for the CMC,” she informed.
The president said that Rs 27.8 crore has been set aside for constructing and developing the bridges, roads, foot bridges, drainages, the gardens and playgrounds in different wards.