Citizens air grievances at Janaspandana

Citizens air grievances at Janaspandana

A majority of the grievances aired by residents for redressal by the MLA centered around artificial floods, unscientific widening of the highway among others during Prajavani- Deccan Herald’s `Janaspandana’, organised at Srinivasa Mallya Rangamandira in Surathkal on Saturday. 

H V Shenoy of Kodikkal Ganapathipura Layout Residents’ Committee and Felsiyana Fernandes, a resident of Mukka, said how the unscientific works on NH 66 had created flash floods and gave them sleepless nights.

Mangaluru North MLA Y Bharat Shetty responded by finding a solution to the problem after holding discussions with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) officials.

A resident of Chokkabettu, T M Shreedhar said telecom firms had dumped huge cable bundles causing a lot of inconveniences to pedestrians using the Chokkabettu-Parameshwari Nagar Road.

Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) Assistant Executive Engineer Ravi Shankar promised to have the huge cable bundles removed by contacting BSNL officials.

Krishnappa from Krishnapura complained about haphazard parking of vehicles on MGM Road.

Ravish, a resident, stressed the need to erect three humps on Malemar Road while another resident Ramesh complained that far too many autorickshaws were parked in the autorickshaw stand.

ACP (Traffic) Manjunath Shetty responded by promising to find a solution after making spot inspection.

AEE Ravi Shankar admitted that UGD (underground drainage works) were in poor shape in response to a complaint from M M Dhanraj about bad UGD network in Maruthi Nagar.

“Under Amrut scheme,
Rs 58 crore worth works will be taken up and these missing links problem will be solved after two years,” he assured.

The MLA responding to a request from Prof Krishnamurthy promised to upgrade the existing Suratkal public library.

“There is a plan to build a state-of-the art library with the help of MRPL and NITK,” he added.

When Stany D’Souza and Surendra Kumar sought better roads, AEE Ravi Shankar promised to include the works under `re-appropriation budget’.

Another resident Sashikumar complained how a builder had hoodwinked the corporation and had fled from the city after collecting lakhs of money from them.