Oct 30, 2018: DK DC Sasikanth Senthil S, Oct 29, Monday that now there is no move to shift the slaughterhouse from Kudroli to the outskirts of the city.
Replying to a question from Sudhir Shetty Kannur, a councillor, at an interactive session on Smart City Mission projects at the city corporation, the Deputy Commissioner said that it has been proposed to modernise the existing slaughterhouse at Kudroli as part of the waterfront area development. A sum of Rs. 15 crore earmarked for modernising the abattoir is not final. The allocation has been made only as an estimate. The cost might even come down once the proposal is finalised.
DC Senthil said that now urban planning is becoming more scientific. While developing roads under the Smart City Mission, thrust would be given to have people-centric roads. Pedestrians should have wide footpaths and there should be cycling tracks.
He said that while implementing the mission projects the thrust will also be given to de-congesting the central business district area in the city.
Hence, it has been proposed to shift the private bus stand from Hampankatta area to Pumpwell, build a multi-level car parking facility in Hampankatta, re-build the Central Market building and to shift the office of the Deputy Commissioner to Padil.
A.C. Vinayaraj, a councillor from Court ward, said that the projects to be taken up under the mission should be able to generate revenue for the corporation. They should also create job opportunities. It should help the corporation to have financial stability.
Mahabala Marla, former Mayor, and some other councillors questioned the company authorities for keeping elected representatives dark on the projects proposed under the mission. They said that people wanted to know the details of the projects proposed. The details also should be made known to people. Transparency should be maintained, they said.